Share Something Series #3 : Meet Kody Schneider

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MEET KODY SCHNEIDER

Head Resident Assistant | Office of Residential Living | Drexel University

FOR WHAT IN YOUR LIFE DO YOU FEEL MOST GRATEFUL?

One thing that I am grateful for in the life I live is my family. Family to me is not just defined as my blood related family, but also defined as the people I hold close to my heart. Throughout my life I have had the privilege to develop many meaningful relationships with the people I have met. Without the family I have developed over the years, I would not be the person that I am today, and for that I am forever grateful for them.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I have to go out into left field with this one, and say that I would love to wake up tomorrow morning with the ability to teleport. Over the course of the past few years, I have worked at two different colleges (one in Virginia and the other in Pennsylvania) and my family still lives in California. Despite family being one of the things I am most grateful for, I have enjoyed traveling and exploring different places and meeting new people. Given the ability to teleport, I would be granted the freedom to see the people I care most about anytime that I would like.

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Big thanks to Kody for sharing honest and heartfelt words. Follow and connect with Kody on Instagram here!


This post is part of the Share Something series. The idea behind it is to learn more about the Student Affairs practitioners in our field beyond our titles and the work we do. Each participant has the option of responding to a set of questions that come from this article. We have no idea of where this series will go, but some awesome people have already submitted heartfelt and fantastic content. Each week we’ll post one to two articles. If you’re interested in being a part of the series, go here today.

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Share Something Series #2 : Meet Juhi Bhatt

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MEET JUHI BHATT.

Assistant Director of Student Affairs Compliance & Title IX Investigator | Rutgers University | New Brunswick, New Jersey

 

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I am most grateful for my family. I am lucky enough to say that my mother and my sister are my best friends. They have supported me through everything and truly do know everything about me. They have laughed with me, cried with me, and struggled with me as I have come into my own. My mother specifically shows me every day what selfless love looks like by leading by example. I am truly blessed.

Is there something you’ve dreamed of for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?

For years I have been talking about visiting Europe. I have wanted to go to Paris for ages. I want to see the Eiffel tower. I want to eat the food! But finances, time, work, and my educational pursuits have held me back. I keep thinking there is still time but each year I lose more time. Now, with current attacks and such it makes it harder to plan a trip such as this but my desire to go has not changed. I have given myself a new deadline. My gift to myself once I complete my doctorate will be a trip to Europe.

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Big thanks to Juhi for sharing honest and heartfelt words. Connect with Juhi on Twitter @jbhatt12 and make a new friend!


This post is part of the Share Something series. The idea behind it is to learn more about the Student Affairs practitioners in our field beyond our titles and the work we do. Each participant has the option of responding to a set of questions that come from this article. We have no idea of where this series will go, but some awesome people have already submitted heartfelt and fantastic content. Each week we’ll post one to two articles. If you’re interested in being a part of the series, go here today.

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Share Something Series #1 : Meet Christine Adam

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Meet Christine Adam. 

Dean of Students | Thompson River University Kamloops, British Columbia

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I am most grateful for a log cabin on a lake about three hours from where I now live. It’s a place we (me, my siblings, my parents and all our various children and partners) built six years ago to honour our grandparents. It’s a place where we all land on weekends and for extended vacations. It is full of physical things that are meaningful to us, but most of all, it’s full of all the people we love most in the world.

 

When did you last cry in front of another person?  

That’s hard to pin down, as I cry often! A recent time was on my birthday in May, on the first day walking the final 250 kms of the Camino de Santiago. I was surrounded by an amazing group of people, some of whom I barely knew, and some of whom I knew not at all. Someone in the group asked me about a tattoo I have, and I just fell apart, realizing that the star tattoo that I got many years ago represented the first step of a journey that included walking to Santiago de Compostela – Compostela being the Spanish “field of stars.”

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Big thanks to Christine for sharing honest and heartfelt words. Connect with Christine on Twitter @trudeanstudents and make a new friend!


This is the first post in the Share Something series. The idea behind it is to learn more about the Student Affairs practitioners in our field beyond our titles and the work we do. We have no idea of where this series will go, but some awesome people have already submitted heartfelt and fantastic content. Each week we’ll post one to two articles. If you’re interested in being a part of the series, go here today.

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