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Spotlight: Queena Hoang

Queena1Queena Hoang is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont (UVM) Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration M.Ed. program where she held a graduate assistantship in the Office of Campus Programs.  She now currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Campus Programs at UVM, as well as the house director for Pi Beta Phi Sorority.  Originally from beautiful Orange County, California, Queena is a proud UC Santa Barbara Gaucho alumna where she earned a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Education.

Queena was first introduced to the field of student affairs through her involvement with the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP).  As a fellow of the program, Queena received a NUFP summer internship at the University of Vermont her junior year where she worked in the dean of student’s office and in career services. During that same summer, she was selected to attend the 2010 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), now known as the Dungy Leadership Institute, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The five-day leadership institute aims to develop leadership skills, enhance cultural competence, and prepares participating fellows for a career in student affairs.  SLI challenged Queena to go beyond her comfort zone and helped affirm her decision to pursue a career in student affairs.

In addition to her involvement with the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, Queena was a summer graduate intern at the NASPA Central Office in Washington, DC in 2012.  This internship not only provided Queena the opportunity to see the ins and outs of a professional association, but also the chance to work closely on projects she was most interested and passionate about.

As a member of the APIKC Leadership Team, Queena holds a position as the Interactive Media Coordinator (IMC).  She, as well as her two fellow IMCs, serve as a central hub for all information that is distributed through social media outlets including the KC blog, Facebook group, and Twitter handle.  Given that this is a brand new position, Queena has enjoyed the ability to create new and innovative ways to engage KC members through various social media outlets.  In addition to her role as the IMC, Queena also represents the APIKC on the 2013 NASPA Multicultural Institute planning committee.

A member of NASPA since 2009, Queena has served in various roles including as a NASPA Graduate Associate Liaison from 2011-2012.  She currently holds a position on the NASPA Vermont Advisory Board as the Technology Coordinator.  She is also a proud recipient of the 2010 NASPA Region 6 Undergraduate Rising Star Award as well as the 2012 NASPA State of Vermont Richard F. Stevens Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Outside of her roles on NASPA and her job, Queena enjoys and has a fabulous talent for traveling, eating, shopping, and watching her favorite TV shows online.

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