Selected Workshops and Presentations

(2016) Invited Speaker/Presenter for NASPA-LAC Chile Kickoff – Presentations at private, public and community colleges and Universities in Santiago, Chile; moderator of panel discussion with chancellors, presidents and vice presidents; and a leadership development workshop for student leaders. Topics: trends in higher education, implementing new student affairs and diversity initiatives, student development theories and applications, assessment and program development and student development models and best practices.

(2016) Invited Speaker for at NASPA-LAC Costa Rica Symposium: Best Practices in Student Affairs Assessment: An International Perspective hosted by SINAES, NASPA-LAC and ULACIT. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Global Relations.

(2016). Pre-conference – Latin@s in Higher Education Institute: Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline for Latin@s in Student Affairs. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis. Co-presenters: Latino/a Knowledge Community Institute Planning Committee.

(2015). Moving Forward: The Leadership Qualifications for Career Advancement. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Multicultural Institute, Miami, Fl. Co-panelists: Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College and Patricia Whitely, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Miami.

(2015) Understanding the Role that Student Affairs Plays in Student Success. Invited Presenter for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Global Relations Webinar for Caribbean and Latin American Practitioners.

(2015) Understanding the Latino/a Experience: Implications at Work. Invited Presenter for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Latino/a Knowledge Community. Co-presenter: Sofia Pertuz.

(2015). Trouble in my way: Navigating the Dean of Students role as a person of color. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, New Orleans, LA. Co-presenters: Darrell Goodwin, Jacob Diaz, Joel Perez and Natasha Billie.

(2015). Pre-conference – Latino/as in Higher Education Institute: Latin@s in Higher Education Institute: Strengthening the Educational Pipeline for Latin@s from the Inside-Out. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, New Orleans, LA. Co-presenters: Latino/a Knowledge Community Institute Planning Committee.

(2014). Exploring Our Cultural Capital: Latinos/as and African-Americans in Conversations about Equity, Ethnicity and Race. NCORE – National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN. Co-presenter Dr. Sherwood Smith.

(2014). How Did I end up here? The New Dean of Students. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Baltimore, MD. Co-presenters: Dr. Pamela Anthony, Diane LeGree, and Dr. Tonantzin Oseguera.

(2014). Pre-conference – Latino/as in Higher Education Institute: Abriendo Corazones: Opening Hearts to the Diversity Within Today’s Latin@ Community. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Baltimore, MD. Co-presenters: Latino/a Knowledge Community Institute Planning Committee.

(2013). Pre-conference – Latino/as in Higher Education Institute. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Orlando, FL.

(2012). Undocumented. Unsupported. Unacceptable. (Strategies for servicing undocumented students at predominantly White colleges and universities). NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

(2012). Pre-conference – Latino/as in Higher Education Institute. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

(2011). Faculty Say the Darnest Things 2: Strategies for Engaging Students in Multicultural Classroom Discussions. Black Board Jungle Symposium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Co-presenter Dr. Sherwood Smith.

(2010) Strategies for Retention: Understanding the Experience of Millennial and other College Students. Mills College, Oakland, CA. Co-presenter: Tonia Blackwell.

(2010). Building Advocacy & Support for Immigrant and Commuting Students. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, Chicago, IL.

(2010). Faculty Say the Darnest Things 1: Dealing with Challenges in the Multicultural Classroom. Black Board Jungle Symposium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Co-presenter Dr. Sherwood Smith.

(2009). Critical considerations for building a successful diversity practice: An interactive framework using case studies from a predominantly White university and private college. Workshop session presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, San Diego, CA. Co-presenter: Sherwood Smith.

(2009). Latino college students: Barriers and challenges to succeeding in college at predominantly White institutions. Workshop session presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, San Diego, CA. Co-presenters: Madera, J., Quintana-Hess, J., & Rivera, S.

(2009). Removing barriers in support of economically disadvantaged students. Featured presentation at the Vermont State Financial Aid Administrators’ Conference, Killington, VT.

(2008). Women in leadership: Finding your voice to greatness. Featured workshop presentation at the Vermont Women in Higher Education Conference, Lake Morey, VT. Co-presenter Lara Scott.

(2005). Invited panel speaker. Standard Setting Meeting for Florida’s Comprehensive English Learning Assessment Committee, Orlando, FL.

(2001). Latino identity: Differences, similarities and connections. San Diego LGBT Community Center, San Diego, CA.

(2000). Community connection: Building reciprocal acculturation process. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

(2000). Conversations on Race, Gender and Class Series. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Co-presenter Dr. Sherwood Smith.

(2000). Where do I belong? Exploring the bi-racial and bi-cultural challenges of college students. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.