Selena Tapia

Position title: Student Organization Advising Specialist

Email: selena.tapia@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.263.4597

Areas of Specialty:

Residential Education, Student Development, Program Advising, and Supervision

Academic Background:

B.A. in Sociology, Augustana College; M. Ed. in Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

Areas of Interest:

Personal interests include reading, binging TV shows, & trying new restaurants. Professionally, I have a lot of interests in leadership, student development, social justice, & program planning.

Personal Biography:

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. I am a First- Gen Latinx Woman whose college experience really helped to shape my career goals. I am super family oriented and love spending time with those who are close to me. I feel like I really found out who I was while I was attending college, thanks to my mentors and advisors. It was then that I knew my passion area was in helping other students do the same, while trying to understand how the world around us plays a factor. I have had such valuable experiences with my education all surrounded by my strong foundation and motivators that are my family. I hope to continue working and learning to do the same for all the students to come.

Favorite Quotes:

“You only are free when you realize you belong no place- you belong every place- no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” – Maya Angelou

“With great power, comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben (Spider-Man)