"As a student of higher education, I appreciate William & Mary’s focus on developing our knowledge of the field both academically and professionally. When considering where to pursue my degree, I was drawn to the way William & Mary integrates assistantship and internship experiences into course material. The emphasis on theory to practice within the program has already given me a strong enough foundation to feel confident in my ability to tangibly contribute to the field, even as a young professional.
The program’s alumni base drew me in, too, as many of the practitioners I admire went through the EPPL program and enjoyed their experience. Speaking to them about their time as a student at William & Mary gave me confidence that the program would provide me with opportunities to grow as a student, professional, and academic."
Dayna received her BSBA in Business Management from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia in 2018. After spending a year working with two nonprofits to implement youth leadership development and education initiatives in Richmond, Virginia, she is now serving as the graduate assistant in Community Values and Restorative Practices in the Dean of Students Office here at William & Mary.