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Duder Numero Uno

MA in Higher Education Leadership Ambassador


Charleston, South Carolina

Expected Graduation Date

Spring 2019

What do you hope to do with your degree and why?

I want to work with college students in a peer education format. Helping students be leaders and mentors for their fellow students has been a passion of mine since I was in undergrad and I can’t wait to pursue that full time.

How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?

I initially heard about SOLES from a wonderful woman named Susan Payment who graduated from USD’s M.Ed. in Counseling and Ed.D. (now Ph.D.) in Leadership Studies programs and was working at my undergraduate institution as the Director of Student Life. As I was going through my graduate program search, she really took an interest in my journey into Higher Education and encouraged me to look into USD. I ended up choosing to come here because it really felt like everyone wanted me here for me and not for what I could do for them or the program. It really felt like there was a sense of community and camaraderie here, and I knew that this was the place where I would grow the most.