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The Honors College

Welcome to New Honors College Staff

Erin Baker, U Hgts North Resident Director

Erin Baker

Erin Baker is the new Residence Director for University Heights North. Born in San Diego Califiornia, and raised in New England she now considers Vermont to be her home. Erin arrived in Vermont in 2000 to finish her BA in Criminal Justice at Norwich University. She completed her graduate studies at UVM in the Interdisciplinary Program in May 2010. While a graduate student, Erin worked in the LGBTQ&A Center and has held positions in International Education and Affirmative Action at UVM. In her spare time you may find her running after her two active sons or listening to great local bands downtown.

When asked about her first impressions in working with Honors College students she responded, "I was excited when I found out that I would be working with the HCOL, but I never expected the staff at HCOL to be so kind and wonderful. From day one they have made me feel like I am part of the team. It is clear that providing exceptional student services in an academic setting is their number one priority and I am pleased to be a part of this dynamic group."

Kristine Din, U Hgts North Assistant Resident Director

Kristine Din

Kristine is currently a second-year graduate student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program here at UVM. She attended the University of Connecticut and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and minor in Sociology. Prior to returning to the Academy, Kristine worked as a Public Ally with Americorps and Easter Seals Goodwill Industries and co-coordinated an after-school program in a K-8 magnet school in New Haven, CT. She also worked with a cohort of fellow Allies to reach out to different neighborhoods and provide resources to support family success.

She loves the RA team that she has the privilege of working with this year. She is continuously proud of the way they have been able to create a sense of community within the residence hall. Kristine hopes that this year will be full of moments of success, progress, and learning and she looks forward to working alongside incredibly talented faculty and staff members. Don't be shy, stop by her office and say hi!

Samantha Stocksdale, Student Leadership Coordinator

Samantha Stocksdale

Samantha is originally from Hampstead, Maryland and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in French at Gettysburg College in 2010. As an undergraduate student, she worked as an Overnight Visit Host Coordinator in the Admissions Office, was a member of the Campus Activities Board, and conducted honors psychology research on study abroad programs and international students. She spent the following year working as a one-on-one assistant for a high school student with cerebral palsy.

She enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to travel abroad to France and China. She likes to stay physically active and hopes to take advantage of some of the outdoor activities that Vermont has to offer. Samantha has greatly enjoyed her time spent in the HCOL thus far; the faculty and staff strive to be student-centered and supportive in all of their professional endeavors. She has also been impressed by the Peer Leaders and their efforts to reach out to first-year students to help ease their transition into college life.

Last modified November 01 2011 04:34 PM