Nice to (virtually) Meet You! New Member of the College Counseling Office
by Maya Zeigler, College Counseling & Learning Services Associate
Introductions are always a bit awkward. I, however, have the luxury of a computer screen as a barrier so you’ll be meeting the best version of Maya Zeigler.
I am [obviously] new to Urban this year. I am proud to join the College Counseling office as well as the Learning Services office as the College Counseling and Learning Services Associate. My time at Urban will be split between the two offices, which means that I will have the opportunity to work across all the grades.
I graduated from Denison University as a Sociology/Anthropology and Black Studies double major. I most recently arrived to the Bay Area from Boston, MA, where I served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at a middle school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. My work with AmeriCorps has been the most rewarding to date. I worked as an English/Language Arts tutor and assisted students across all grades to strengthen both their reading and writing skills.
As AmeriCorps was a one year position, I was tasked with figuring out my next move. As a semi-recent college grad with experience in learning services, this position seemed like a perfect fit. I remember all too well how daunting the college application process is. The stress of the process coupled with the inevitable demands of Senior year can often result in stress for both the parent and the student -- the student side I remember all too well.
I hope to help alleviate this stress in the most constructive way possible. A large part of that mean assisting Susan and Lauren so that they can better direct their attention to student productivity in the college application process. Another part will be lending an ear to application woes while offering the most sound advice possible, from the perspective of a recent college graduate.
I look forward to meeting all of you in the near future!
Monday August, 29, 2016
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