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Administrators, academic advisors, and financial aid officers may not be able to effectively support their students when communication lines are unreliable. This problem continues to affect universities, even when students seem more reachable [...]
In 2005, Texas became a majority minority state when its non-White residents comprised the majority of the total population. This change was driven almost exclusively by a growing Hispanic population. As we move into [...]
Trellis’ Annual State of Student Aid 2020 Provides Important Insights into the State’s Higher Education Readiness and Finance Needs and Includes Recent CARES Act Funding Allocations
Round Rock, TX – Eighty percent of all freshmen attending Texas public institutions in fall 2018 were enrolled at community colleges, according to Trellis Company’s 2020 State of Student Aid and Higher Education in [...]
New Research Study Shines a Light on Repayment Expectations and Financial Outcomes for Parent PLUS Borrowers in Texas
By examining loan portfolio data and interviewing parent borrowers, the study reveals the impact of Parent PLUS borrowing. Round Rock, TX – Helping students meet their full financial need to attend college is an [...]
New Report Examines College Students’ Ability to Meet Basic Food Needs and the Impact it has on their Education Aspirations
Trellis Company’s latest research, ‘Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students,’ followed 72 college students for nine months to monitor the effects of low food security and the [...]
Upcoming Webinars & Events
July 16, 2020
12:00 p.m. Central Time
The recent protests, repeated incidents of police brutality, and senseless deaths of Black men and women have rendered everyday work increasingly burdensome for professionals of color supporting students in higher education. Coupled with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minoritized communities, higher education and community-based organization practitioners are overwhelmed and burned out. This workshop will explore the impact of first and second-hand trauma and anxiety and provide self-care and wellness strategies to survive during this time of heartache and trepidation.
In this interactive workshop, we will:
• Join in a guided breathing and mindfulness exercise
• Learn how to manifest mindfulness
• Explore grounding and other techniques to cope with trauma and heightened anxiety
• Learn strategies on how to achieve a better work-life balance
• Create a self-care checklist
Lexi Losch, MS.Ed., MA LPC-Intern, NCC Supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S
Alexis “Lexi” Losch earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2004) and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (2006) from the University of Miami. She completed a master’s degree in Professional Counseling (2018) at Texas State University after realizing how much she wanted to be able to help college students emotionally and mentally. Lexi fell into her passion of perinatal mental health after her own perinatal experiences and seeing how few counselors of color there were (in the perinatal world and serving college students at PWI’s). She currently specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, young adults, and trauma. She is EMDR trained, Gottman Level 1 Trained, and is a DONA Trained postpartum doula. Lexi currently resides in Texas with her husband and 3 children. She is an LPC Intern (Licensed Professional Counselor Intern) and is supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S.
Komal Chandra, Ph.D., Residence Coordinator at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Komal Chandra, Ph.D., is a Residence Coordinator at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she oversees the operations of a 600-bed facility. She develops and executes biannual training for the department of Residence Life, focusing on community building, crisis response, diversity, and inclusion. Dr. Chandra has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology with a minor in Public Health and a master’s degree in Medical Humanities from Drew University. She completed her Ph.D. in Urban Systems, Health Track from Rutgers University. Dr. Chandra is passionate about improving social determinants of health in urban communities and advocating for holistic wellness.