National Assembly Delegates shall be elected and serve according to current NACAC guidelines as follows: New Jersey delegates must be voting members of NJACAC and NACAC. The requirement that Delegates need to be NACAC voting members by July 15 immediately preceding the next annual meeting of the Assembly. An incumbent delegate shall have sixty  days following a change in employment to become a NACAC voting member or the principal representative of another NACAC voting institution or organization member within that Affiliate without forfeiting the incumbent’s delegate status. Only one person employed by any organization, agency or institution shall serve as an elected delegate in the same assembly as a NJACAC delegate. Each elected delegate shall serve a term of three years. The President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President shall serve as long as they hold such office. Elected delegates shall serve no more than two consecutive terms.
National Assembly Delegates must meet NACAC eligibility requirements in order to serve as a Delegate an d can only be elected by NJACAC members who are voting members of NACAC. Alternate Delegate(s) will be appointed to serve in the National Assembly as needed. The alternate delegate(s) will be appointed by the President in accordance with the Articles of Organization and NACAC requirements. When possible, the National Assembly Delegates should be equally divided between Secondary and Post -Secondary members.
Current Place of Employment: Hackensack High School
Job Title: School Counselor
Professional Association Memberships: NACAC, NJACAC, Bergen County School Counselor Association, NJEA
NJACAC Service: Secondary Representative (2018-present), College Key Co-Chair (2018-present), Scholarship Committee Member (2018-present), IAS Committee Member (2016-present), Small Group Leader Camp College (2016-17)
NACAC Service: NACAC National Conference Workshop Proposal Reviewer (2020
Has Presented Workshops at: 2017: NJACAC Conference: Counselors Roundtable panelist 2018 & 2019: NJACAC Conference: Beyond Good Intentions, Supporting LGBT students in the College Application Process (Co-Presenter) 2020: Taking Back the College Visit (Co-Presenter), Creating On Ramps to College – NJ’s State Plan for Higher Education (Co-Presenter)
Awards Received: Working Group Member: NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, Creating On Ramps to College – NJ’s State Plan for Higher Education
Delegate Experience working as a representative or in political assemblies :
Over the past 2 years, I reviewed the NJACAC bylaws to ensure that all gender based language was removed–these updates have been approved and implemented. I would like to continue working as Co-Chair of College Key. Should others want to step into the role, I am more than happy to Co-Chair the Scholarship or IAS committee.
A hallmark of all my work is to increase access and information for under-represented populations and ensure the needs of all marginalized groups are given full consideration. Serving as a Delegate would afford me the opportunity to ensure public school students’ and counselors’ needs are reflected in the national discourse and that NACAC, as a whole, is working to become a more inclusive organization.