Research Interests: Student success; student retention; crisis management in higher education
Social Change Interests: Equity in education; advocacy for single parents and Latino population
Joined Walden: 2013
About Terren: At Walden, I enjoy engaging with students, staff, and faculty to continually improve the university experience and apply the mission of positive social change through collaboration and new initiatives. Supporting student success is the mission of the Academic Skills Center, and I believe by providing a variety of high-quality programs and support, we can continually meet and adapt to the needs of our students. Outside of Walden, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and participating in outdoor activities such as running, biking, and skiing.
My Advice to Walden Students
Be confident in your ability to be successful in your academic journey, seek out Walden’s valuable support resources
when you need it, and connect with your peers, faculty, and staff you don’t know how those connections
might help you along the way and enrich your experience at Walden.
In my role as Associate Director, I use my creative and operational skills to help develop and refine the tutoring and peer mentoring programs at Walden. I work closely with the program coordinators and part-time staff to understand the needs of our students and how we can deliver effective support in multiple modalities through synchronous and asynchronous connections and activities.
Creating a vision and plan for the official launch of the Doctoral Peer Mentor program in 2018 was a very inspiring and enjoyable project. I believe in the positive impact mentoring can provide an individual so to create a support program that fosters peer connection in an engaging manner was very fulfilling for me.