Introducing the Roompact Blog Team 2022

We’d like to introduce the new Roompact Blogging Team!

This is a new effort Roompact is undertaking to further increase our contributions to the field through the free dissemination of ideas and knowledge. Earlier this spring, we did a search for part-time bloggers, professionals who liked to write and who were looking for a little side hustle. Below you can learn a little more about the writers that will be sharing their talents with you in the coming year. We’ve already got some really interesting and exciting pieces planned.

If you’d like to join the Roompact Blog Team, be on the look out for an announcement in early spring 2023. We’ll likely run a very similar process to the one we ran this year.

Crystal Lay

Crystal Lay (she/her) is a Residence Life professional with over 18 years of experience in Higher Education. Her professional interests include diversity and equity, retention of staff of color, and creating a sense of belonging for students. She enjoys learning, reading, cooking, and spending time with family.

Jake Garner (he/him/his) is mid-level residence life professional and a blogger at Roompact. In his work, Jake focuses on residential curriculum, living learning communities, and the integration of Restorative Practices into the work of residence life. Outside of work, Jake enjoys cooking, working out, gaming, reading library books on his kindle, listening to NPR podcasts, and overwatering his succulents.

Kate Gannon-Cullinan (she/they) has a passion for all things communication and education and really enjoys strategic thinking and operations, having spent most of their career in staffing and recruitment they are excited to exchange ideas and lessons. Kate has worked in several regions across the US throughout their career, and is working on a dissertation regarding staff attrition.

Toni Baisden

Toni Baisden (she/her/hers) is a Higher Education professional with over 10 years experience in residence life. She has an M.A. in Literature and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership. She also freelances as an editor and ghostwriter. She is an avid reader and coffee lover. Toni has always had a passion for DEI work and is a lifelong advocate for all marginalized communities. She currently lives in Bronx, NY with her adorable pup Kody.

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