Back To My Roots: College Relations and Texas SHRM

I’m going back to my roots.

As of the start of 2018, I rejoined the SHRM Volunteer world as the Director of College Relations for Texas SHRM.

When I was a graduate student I followed my friend to a college SHRM meeting on a whim. I sat in the back, I listened, and began my journey as a SHRM volunteer and as an HR professional.

Over the next few years, I’d serve in leadership roles at the SHRM-UTSA Chapter, as College Relations Chair for SAHRMA, then College Relations Director for SAHRMA, then President of SAHRMA, and finally Chair of Technology for Texas SHRM. It was a journey that literally took me all over the great state of Texas and the United States, and led me to connections that have made a profound impact on my personal and professional life.

But I never felt more at home than when I was working with students.

I’ve worked towards student success in some form or fashion my entire career. That’s why I’m particularly excited that, after a year off from volunteering, I have the opportunity to work on behalf of HR students across Texas.

There is a lot of work to be done, as has always been the case. Students face an ever-evolving set of challenges, first and foremost related to their progression through college, then their transition into the professional world, and finally succeeding in a workforce that is changing faster than ever.

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders.

That’s why the work of advancing the HR profession through the success of its students is so important. That’s why helping students live and work to their potential will always be a cause worth our best efforts.

Now, let’s get started.


“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. “

– Woodrow Wilson


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