Executive Leadership Challenge: Bronze Pathway (ELC)
ELC is a program offered at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro that promotes the development of leadership skills by offering leadership education and training through curricular and co-curricular experiences in an effort to create competent citizen-leaders in a global community. The program is designed out of the Leadership Framework, which is used to guide UNCG students in their personal and professional development for life-long leadership. I completed the Bronze level of the leadership training, which consisted of participation in workshops, service initiatives, learning resources, and group leadership coaching.
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Fraternity (KON)
KON is an human sciences honor society consisting of empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. I was inducted into this honor society in the Spring of 2015 for my scholastic achievement in the Master of Public Health Education program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
AISES seeks to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies and careers. It offers pre-college, college and professional programs that expose participants to STEM careers, prepare them for employment, and celebrate excellence in the field. AISES is the leaders in STEM opportunity in Indian Country via its quality and reach of programs, longevity, and devoted commitment of its “family”. I became involved with this organization during my undergraduate studies at Campbell University and since then have participate in national and regional conferences.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The federally funded HUD organization provides rent assistance to low income families through the operation of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program’s goal is to afford them the opportunity to decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Prior to entering graduate school, I was employed by the HUD branch housed within the NC Department of Administration’s Commission of Indian Affairs, which services the following seven counties: Granville, Hoke, Person, Warren, Halifax, and Columbus. I preformed housing inspections, generate financial reports, and issued invoice notices requesting repayment in response to fraudulent actions by tenants. I also created handouts covering a range of health topics related to maintaining a healthy home. For example, one handout focused on preventing mold and insect infestation, which was developed in response to a spike in breathing and asthma related attacks.