Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Dr. Will Show (Episode 13 - Getting Your Grad School on with Trina Tan)

By Dr. Will

photo Credit: Trina Tan

Trina S. Tan is a second year graduate student at the University of Vermont in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program. She is from California and received her BA in English Literature from California State University, Fullerton. She discovered the field of student affairs through her involvement with the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP). Her previous experiences include internships at the University of Southern California (USC), Georgetown University, and an upcoming internship at Stanford University.  

She was a staff member for President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, and upon the historic win, she served for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Thereafter, she was recognized by the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce in Orange County, California for her service to the community as a Young Fil-Am Community Service Honoree. As a Filipina-American, Trina is committed to dismantling “model minority” myths and stereotypes within the Asian American Pacific Islander community and advocating on behalf of all underrepresented populations.

Trina’s publications include a student essay related to microaggressions in “Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference” by Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, and Timothy R. McMahon.  She’s also written on how student affairs professionals can best support students in interracial relationships for The Vermont Connection (TVC) Student Affairs Journal. Her other interests include politics, multiculturalism, social justice, leadership, and social media/technology.

Visit Trina’s blog to read short stories about her career in student affairs, self-care, and other 20-something life endeavors

Don't forget to check out the Hangout discussion facilitated by Trina I mentioned in the podcast.

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