After completing her first year as a Master’s student at the Institute, Brionna Johnson is continuing her graduate assistant duties with the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) into the summer as a training coordinator. She is excited to work with the advisers this summer, especially after engaging with her coursework this past semester.
“In Dr. Spencer’s College Choice, Access, and Success class in the spring, we spent a lot of time discussing the various barriers that students might face when accessing higher education, especially low-income, first-generation students in the wake of a global pandemic.” Johnson said, “Through my research and educational pursuits, I am able to think more critically about how we can improve the services we provide through GCAC to reach more students and deepen our impact.”
Throughout the month of July, the 2021-2022 GCAC advisers will participate in daily training sessions to prepare for their upcoming service in high schools around the state. The GCAC team will be calling on IHE community members to support their training through engaging relevant topic discussions that will aid in training and developing our next cohort of advisers.
“We are a stronger organization because of the IHE community and the people in it, so it is exciting when we get to collaborate,” said Johnson, “There is so much important research happening here, and it’s important that we bring it to practice.”