CSP Student Spotlight
Meet some of the members of the CSP program!
Devon Dobbs: I am a current first year in the CSP program and I am a graduate assistant at Oberlin College & Conservatory. I work in Residential Education as a Graduate Coordinator for Multicultural and Identity-Based Communities.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and received my Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies and Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College. I realized my passion for student affairs after interning with the Dean of Students doing sexual violence prevention and advocacy work, in addition to being involved with many student organizations, and being a student-athlete.
I am a social justice advocate with an intersectional lens. I am especially interested in the experiences of first-gen, low-income - QTPOC students. A recent goal of mine is to do work with college students in regards to sexual health, disability justice, and multiculturalism. This summer I will be an intern at Brown University, serving as a Residence Director for summer programs.
Michael Young: Hello everyone! I am a current first year student in the CSP program and my graduate internship is in New Student Orientation within Bowling Green State University's Office of the Dean of Students. I am from a suburb of Chicago called Naperville, IL where I live with my mom, sister, and nana. For my undergraduate degree, I went to Purdue University (Go Boilermakers!) where I studied Mechanical Engineering and was mainly involved in my institution’s orientation program all through my time there, getting me on the journey towards student affairs. Getting to see the longstanding impacts I was able to make on students during orientation, and how those impacts shaped a positive experience for them at my school was extremely rewarding and fulfilling for me. Personally, I love a good brewery or coffee shop, really enjoy camping and hiking, and hope to learn how to DJ someday!
My hopes after completing my master’s program is to continue in college student orientation, transition, and retention programs, with interest in the experiences of international students and improving programming to better prepare them for academic and social success. Other potential functional areas of interest are academic advising, career services, or first-year experience programs. This summer I will be staying at BGSU to help coordinate our Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) sessions offered for incoming first-year and transfer students.