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Meet Our Graduate Student Academic Life Coaches

Meet Coach Rodney Bates

"The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House."
-Audre Lorde

Meet Coach Andrea Benjamin

"You always have time for what you put first."

Meet Coach Deborah Binkley-Jackson

"'I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept."
-Angela Y. Davis

Meet Coach Wes Bush

"I don't know what's out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder, head up, eyes steady, heart open, I think one day you'll find you're the hero you've been lookin' for."
-Wiley Burp

Meet Coach Francesca Giani

"The grass is greener wherever you choose to water it."

Meet Coach Calon-Nicole Gunter-Cox
“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
- Brené Brown

Meet Coach Sherri Irvin

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
- Mary Oliver

Meet Coach Rhonda Kyncl

"Love wins."

Meet Coach Theresa Marks

"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself."
-Glinda the Good Witch

Meet Coach Johnnie-Margaret McConnell

"An unexamined life is not worth living."

Meet Coach Anthony Natale

"Every day on Earth is another chance to get it right."
-Steve Earle

Meet Coach Kathleen Shea Smith

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong, the amount of work is the same."
-Carlos Castaneda