More specifically, Pamela is currently exploring queer- and trans-spectrum students' sense of belonging in on-campus residence halls, as well as how live-in professional staff within the residential setting can impact queer- and trans-spectrum students' sense of belonging.
Pamela is a PhD student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program (Student Affairs Concentration). She currently serves as an instructor for the Leadership Studies Program.
Pamela's research interests broadly include queer- and trans-spectrum college students, college student sense of belonging, curricular approaches to learning outside the classroom and residential curriculums, as well as the experiences of live-in professional staff within residential life and housing on college campuses.
Prior to the University of Maryland, Pamela worked for 11 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Residential & Community Living. Before UCSB, she worked for 6 years at the University of New Hampshire in Housing and Residential Life. Pamela has a B.S. in Mathematics: Secondary Education and an M.Ed. in Counseling, both from the University of New Hampshire.
HESI 217: Introduction to Student Leadership