Daniesha Tobey-Richards

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Liberal Arts 015


2016University of Massachusetts DartmouthBA



Facilitating the new student's adjustment to the demands of higher education. The course promotes academic success and social development by fostering personal and academic goal setting, evaluating personal learning styles, and developing successful study strategies. Students will gain or improve study techniques and strategies, research literacy, time management skills, organizational skills, speaking and writing skills, personal development, interpersonal skills, career goals, appreciation for cultural diversity, and orientation to university resources and services.

In 2016, Daniesha graduated from UMass Dartmouth with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Daniesha entered the University through the alternative admissions program “Pathways.” She was also given opportunities to advocate for the needs of her “at-risk” peers and offer mentorship to newer students. Throughout her years as a UMassD student, Daniesha was involved in many student clubs and organizations which included intramural sports and Greek Life.

As a professional advisor in the Charlton College of Business, Daniesha enjoys helping her students reach their academic goals while continuing to support and advocate for their needs. Daniesha takes a proactive approach to advising and values communication and collaboration with her students' support networks.

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