- Hutton Honors College
- IU Bloomington
I am interested in joining the IUBSC in order to help facilitate stronger connections between professional staff on the Bloomington campus. On such a big campus, it is easy to feel distant from other staff members and find oneself working within a silo, which can hinder an employee’s motivation, voice, and growth at IU. I believe in the IUBSC’s mission to represent staff members within the institution and improve their overall working experience. The IUBSC events are a great way to forge connections between staff members, and the variety of professional development opportunities and resources can improve the employee experience. With the prospect of many of us potentially returning to campus in the fall semester, I think it will be more important than ever to facilitate these connections and help make staff members aware of the available opportunities. As a part of my role, I am passionate about expanding access to experiential activities, particularly study abroad, to as many students as possible. I believe in the positive impact such activities can have on students and seek to connect students with the support and resources they need to make such activities a part of their undergraduate experience.