I grew up in Central Florida and have spent the last 19 years working at several public and private universities. As a first generation Cuban-American and first generation college student, I am committed to student access, equity, and retention. My varied career paths have included working in Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Residence Life, Ropes Course Management, and Learning Communities. At Colorado State University, I previously worked with undeclared and second year learning communities, and I am now currently working with the expansion of the Global Village Learning Community. I am a certified challenge course facilitator and MBTI practitioner, and have taught 10 college courses including the second year classes within the President's Leadership Program. I received my Masters of Counselor Education from the University of Florida (1997), pursued a graduate concentration in Human Resources from Rollins College (2002) and completed a Masters of Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts (2006). I am presently writing my dissertation proposal on student transition and sense of belonging within the Organizational Performance, Learning, and Change PhD program at CSU.