Member Spotlight – Kyla Tucker

Meet Kyla Tucker!



Where are you working right now?

I am a Graduate Fellow for the Office of Disability Services at Suffolk University and I am also a Graduate Resident Assistant for Suffolk at a leased property at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
What do you love about working at Suffolk?

Everyone has been so friendly and supportive from day one. My supervisors not only care about my work, but also my academics and professional development.


When you aren’t working, how do you spend your free time?

Since I am new to Boston, I have exploring the museums, outdoor public spaces, and the variety of restaurants while I have been here. I also enjoy reading in my free time.


What is your favorite grad school class and why?

I would have to say I enjoy Legal Aspects of Higher Education the most right now. The professor is well versed in the subject and we learn by looking at cases in higher education history that have set the precedent.


Who inspired you to get involved in Higher Education?

The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Hartford was the first to inspire me. The whole Division of Student Affairs at the University of Hartford also took me under their wing and supported me while I was there.


What is the most valuable lesson you have learned in your career (so far)?

Having a mentor to help you along the way is the greatest gift.


What is on your Higher Ed bucket list?

  • Apply and be hired for a NODA Internship Summer 2016
  • Present at NASPA Regional and National
  • Speak at a TED conference on an aspect of higher education
  • Find a way to use my studies in architectural engineering and higher education at the same time.


What advice would you offer to undergraduate seniors who are starting to search for grad programs?

Trust in yourself that you will make the right decision.

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