Representation Matters as a First-Generation College student

Donna and a group of MA in Higher Education Leadership Students

A blog post from SOLES MA in Higher Education Leadership Ambassador Donna Soukantouy I am a first-generation, Laotian-American college student in the Master’s program of Higher Education Leadership. When I first started out the master’s program in SOLES, I pretty Continue reading

Laying out the welcome mat: Behind the scenes with a SOLES Ambassador

A blog post from SOLES MA in Leadership Studies Ambassador, Kalie Sabajo.  Hi everyone! My name is Kalie Sabajo and I am an ambassador here at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD. I am about to enter the Continue reading

Bali: The gifts and the lessons

During our pre-session meeting Dr. Rose Martinez asked us what drew us to this class, I remarked quite unashamed that for me it was her.  After having traveled to Chile with Rose and getting to know her in and around Continue reading

Surviving and Enjoying Professional Conferences

As a higher education person, March and April are some of the most fun-filled, hectic times of the year because most of the national conferences are going on right now or coming up. NASPA is happening, ACPA is in 10 Continue reading

When Intention and Reality Collide

When Intention and Reality Collide By Kathryn Bingham; published first @ Leadistics Life isn’t—and perhaps shouldn’t be—about absolute perfection. Setting and striving for ambitious goals offers a certain joy in the journey and anticipated achievement. And yet, sometimes, we face Continue reading

New Year, "New" Me

People always say, “new year, new you” but I don’t think it’s about becoming a “new me” verses making improvements and setting exciting goals.  The number one news year’s resolution always seems to be, I want to lose weight and Continue reading

End of Year One and the Start of Summer

I am amazed at how quickly the first year flies by.  A lot has changed since the first day of school: I’ve changed my research interests (and methodologies) at least twice, I’ve made some great friends, I’ve found a mentor, Continue reading

Spring Has Sprung

Spring fever is upon us and the warm weather is slowly creeping in.  What better time to take advantage of the great city of San Diego than now?  Explore the exciting activities taking place in your city this spring season! Continue reading

Detoxing and Eating Clean

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the different “diet” fads that are going on right now… Eating clean, juicing, detoxing, etc…  But what does it all really mean??  According to the Huffington Post and Livestrong.com, “Clean eating is a diet Continue reading