A day long conference to to discuss the challenges and successes in higher education regarding undocumented and/or queer students.
This event is geared toward providing knowledge, resources, tools and networking opportunities for students and student affairs professionals who care about these issues.
Proposals will be evaluated based on content; relevance to the conference theme and the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners; evidence of clearly stated outcomes and objectives; contribution to the knowledge and practice of student affairs; and adherence to program submission guidelines
This year’s conference theme is Seeing the Invisibles. We want to not only focus on the mission of NASPA, but on how the missions of our programs, departments, and institutions impact our students.
We want to honor those who have dedicated their lives as educators, developers, mentors, and service providers for our students. We recognize and honor the efforts student affairs professionals have made towards encouraging social justice and the continued work needed to create an equitable and just society. We encourage presenters to focus on the four pillar's of NASPA - Inquiry, Inclusion, Integrity, and Innovation. The values of our organization reflect the spirit, purpose, and curiosity of its members. As student affairs professionals and NASPA members, we strive to offer leadership, scholarship, and professional development to student affairs. In honoring our mission, proposals may address what the mission of NASPA means to them and how their program embodies the organization's guiding principles.
Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.
Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2016 NASPA Region V Undocumented and Queer Students in Higher Education Drive In Conference.
Magdalena Fonseca is the Associate Director for Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and the departments Undocumented Student Specialist at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Born in Mexico, her family immigrated to the US when she was 6 years old and grew up in Eastern, WA in the small farming town of Othello. Magdalena’s family spent 10 years undocumented in the 80’s and 90’s and from that grew her passion for supporting and advocating for undocumented students, which has been doing for over 14 years. In 2007, she was invited to help form and coordinate the “Purple Group”, a peer support group at UW, to help undocumented student in the successful transition from high school to college. In 2014 she co-founded the Leadership Without Borders Center, the first center dedicated to serve undocumented students in institutions of higher educations in the Pacific Northwest. Magdalena holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. She currently serves as board member of Viva Hispanic Northwest, a Seattle community organization, and advises the Latino Faculty Staff Association at UW Seattle and is a core member of the Washington State Access Coalition for HB 1079 Students.