Charlen McNeil

Hometown: Hoboken, New Jersey (Currently living in Jersey City, New Jersey) Current and prior work/research experience: Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; Industrial Engineering and Operational Research Department-Graduate Assistant; Manhattan School of Music, Student Engagement Intern. Overview of personal goals/interest in Higher Ed:
My research interest are in Previously Incarcerated Students and the services they that need to be successful at two and four year institutions. Short term goal to become a dean of student or director of student affairs.  My long-term goal is to open my own boarding school, that specializes in working with at risk youth. I believe that to disrupt the “school to prison pipeline,” which primarily affects students of color, the student needs to be in a safe educational environment, free of the disruptive elements in their neighborhoods.

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