CSP Student Spotlight
Meet some of the members of the CSP program!
Hannah White is a current second year in the CSP Program with her internship at Ohio Northern University as a Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life and the graduate assistant for the College of Engineering.
Hannah was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she pursued her bachelor's degree in Fiber Art and Material Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During her time at JMU, she discovered a passion for the work in student affairs through involvement in student organizations, leadership coursework, alternative breaks, and employment in the Community Service-Learning office.
Before coming to the CSP program at BGSU, Hannah spent a year as an AmeriCorps in New Orleans rebuilding homes for families still displaced by Hurricane Katrina 10 years later.
Hannah spent this past summer at a NODA internship at Kennesaw State University where she was able to create inclusive language workshops and diversity training for the student orientation leaders. She continues to follow this passion and others in assessment and community engagement in her second year in CSP within her internships, a practicum in conduct in the Dean of Students office at BGSU, as well as helping with special projects through the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Agassy Rodriguez is a second year graduate student in the College Student Personnel Master's program. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Agassy attended the University of Florida as a recipient of the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship -- a full scholarship program for first-generation, low-income students. There he earned a bachelor's degree in public relations and Latin American studies in 2015. Agassy currently serves as a graduate assistant in the Office of Campus Activities, where he works on major events such as Homecoming.
Agassy spent this summer as a NODA intern at Johns Hopkins University where he helped pilot five new, two-day long pre-orientation programs for incoming first-year students. An experience that combined his love of programming and first-year students.
Agassy is passionate about social change through leadership development programs as well as the transition of first-year students into college -- especially first generation and Latinx students. As a member of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. and the Latin@/x Network under ACPA, he has worked to create resources and initiatives for the progression of the Latinx community such as an undocumented student resource guide for student affairs professionals. Agassy's other interests include social justice leadership, curriculum building, program assessment and evaluation, and higher education law. After he receives his master's degree in the spring, Agassy hopes to work in first-year experience programs, campus activities, or leadership programs.