Sammie Walker is a Mexican-American Student Affairs professional, recently graduated from at Slippery Rock University.


Hi, I’m Sammie, a recent graduate of Slippery Rock University’s Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education program. My assistantship was hosted at the SRU Office for Inclusive Excellence where I helped advise the SRU chapter of the Student Veterans of America. In addition, I completed an internship in staff development at Washington & Jefferson College. My involvement at Slippery Rock included serving as President of the Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA), as a member of the Student Government Association Social Justice Committee, and serving as a Department Ambassador.

Originally born and raised in McAllen, Texas, I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies, and a minor in Business Administration. My undergraduate experiences included working at the CMU Career and Professional Development Center, working with students as a Resident Assistant, being involved in Greek Life as a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and promoting college access and providing mentorship to high school students through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

My professional organization affiliations include NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education where I served as a Graduate Associate and Summer Graduate Intern. I am also a current member of ACPA – College Student Educators International, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA), Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Employers (PennACE), and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) – Pittsburgh Chapter.

I enjoy chatting about professional development topics, staying active, and connecting with other Student Affairs professionals.

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