Full Circle | As a young Queer Black Womxn who went to 4 different high schools around the East Bay Area, I often wondered if I "belonged" in higher education. With little supports, this always meant: independent research, self-driven resilience, and trial-and-error. Yet, despite professional and academic success, I constantly navigated education feeling as though I was an imposter waiting to be revealed. So, while I always knew I wanted to pursue counseling psychology, if you told me in 2011 - graduating senior Elita - that in 8 years I'd be deciding between doctoral programs, graduating from my M.A. program, and recieving scholarships, I would have responded with the same self-doubt and chronic self-criticism that I've been fighting for years. Now, don't get me wrong, while this was always my long term goal; between mental health and consistently being covertly and overtly discouraged by educators, the education system, and institutions somedays, I didn't even know if I could make it. BUT - damn y'all - here I am - talk about full circle! Who knew I'd be diving head first into urban higher education leadership myself? Here I am, 25 and still reminding myself that I am no imposter. 25 and rather than the odds being stacked against me, I now relish in the acknowledgment that my non-traditional perspective is what makes me a diverse and authentic voice, researcher, and educator. 25 and I know now that my voice not only matters but deserves to be heard and to have a seat at the table as a stakeholder. 25 and as a potential student, professional, and researcher, I know I add a systemic lens, a diverse voice through intersecting identities, and an interdisciplinary experience profile to add to the innovative and collaborative solutions to improve education outcomes. Watch out y'all, I just might be a Dr. McFadden in a few years! 🤷🏾‍♀️ . . #edu#education #selfeducation #educationforall #educationfirst #educationiskey #education #stemeducation #physicaleducation #highereducation #phdjourney #graduatestudent #graduateschool #blackeducatorsrock #blackeducatorsmatter #blackexcellence #blackcounselors #blacktherapist #counselingpsychology #counselinglife #counselingstudent
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At CCA we work while others rest! Congrats to the 5 students who hustled along to smash their assessment tasks yesterday! Super proud of you! #teaching #teachingideas #teachingresources #tutoring #learningisfun #edchat #educhat #educationiskey #hometuition #tutors #studyskills #tutoringservices #studentsuccess #highereducation
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“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this scholarship. . . I think of this scholarship not as a way to help myself, but, as an opportunity to facilitate my ability to help others in the near future. As a second generation Mexican American I strive to prove to the world that when it comes to intellectual ability and the work ethic, we are not a minority.” - Melissa M. 🌟 #hsc #hispanic #scholarship #consortium #hispanicscholar #texas #centraltexas #education #college #highereducation #mexicanamerican
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Your Destiny Your Choice is a fun lighthearted course for those serious about success. Starting this week, head to our website to read more about this funded course specifically designed to help you discover your strengths and raise your self-belief!⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #cen#centralcoastunitycollege #cccc #centralcoast #centralcoastnsw #thisisthelife #centralcoastmums #centralcoastkids #livelikeacoastie #centralcoastliving #ourimbah #gosford #wyong #highereducation #college #com#communitycollege #community #campuslife #uonourimbah #learning #newskills #workready #jobready #newfriends #morefun #enrolnow #yourdestiny #yourchoice #selfbelief #moresuccess⁣ ⁣ ⁣
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We all working hard on a Saturday! Shoutout to the gerontology and PA crew for spending their Saturday with me! ## # #gerontology #publicadministration #highereducation #saturdaywork #university #professorlife #gradstudents #dedication #aging #geroprof #intergenerational
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We all working hard on a Saturday! Shoutout to the gerontology and PA crew for spending their Saturday with me! ## # #gerontology #publicadministration #highereducation #saturdaywork #university #professorlife #gradstudents #dedication #aging #geroprof #intergenerational
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A brief overview of the Grammar Spammer 'Parts of Speech' Game app for all ages.  Watch public school students as they play-test the game's fun factor! (For questions, please send Randy a DM in Instagram.)
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