Division of Student Affairs Practicum Students

First, I want to THANK everyone who signed up to host a practicum student this semester. We truly have many talented individuals that work within our Division and the ability to serve as a mentor and supervisor to the future leaders of our profession is truly a valuable experience. This semester we have a total of six practicum students who will be joining our Division and I encourage all of you to reach out and learn more about our practicum students and their passions for the field of student affairs!

If you have any further questions about our practicum experience, or want to discuss ways to become involved with the practicum experience within the Division, please feel free to reach out to me. You can also download the Practicum Process and Application (DOCX).

Happy Spring Semester and as always GO BEARS!!

Dr. Kyle R. Williams, Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Community Standards


2020 Practicum Students

Meg CullenMeg Cullen

Home Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduation: Spring 2021

Department: Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Position: Graduate Practicum Student for the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Supervisor: Dr. Kyle R. Williams

About Me: Originally from England I attended college in Fulton, Missouri on a golf scholarship. I became an RA while in college and loved every so one of my experience. This sparked my interest in Residential life. After graduation I worked at a small college in Illinois as their Residential Life Coordinator which further increased my passion for Residential Life. I am very excited to work with everyone at Washington University in St. Louis.

Email: Megan.Cullen@wustl.edu

Shemra Larry

Home Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduation: Spring 2021

Department: Office of Residential Life

Position: Graduate Practicum Student for Residential Conduct

Supervisor: Derek Bell

About Me: I enjoy playing all types of sports, with a passion to read up on the latest information in terms of new articles. My career interest, will be finding a way to cultivate the environment my student affairs profession will take me. I would like to be impactful towards students from afar or up close.

Email: Slarry@wustl.edu

Samantha “Sammie” Lavin

Home Institution: University of Kansas

Graduation: Spring 2020

Department: Athletics

Position: Events Intern

Supervisor: Jeffrey Franta

About Me: I am a currently a senior studying sports management, with a a minor in business.  After I graduate, I will be interning for USA Soccer in Chicago.  My career aspiration is to hopefully one day work in community relations for a professional baseball team.

Email: S.Lavin@wustl.edu

Lindsy C. Perry

Home Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduation: Spring 2021

Department: Campus Life

Position: Graduate Practicum Student for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Supervisor: Molly Bennett/Danny Kim

About Me: My favorite thing to do is travel as I have been to 8 countries and aspire to go to many more.  I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelors in Communication specializing in Organizational Leadership. My career interests are in Fraternity and Sorority Life as well as Diversity and Inclusion. I hope one day to gain a PhD.

Email: Lindsyperry@wustl.edu

Telayah Richards

Home Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduation: Spring 2021

Department: Office of Residential Life

Position: Graduate Practicum Student for Residential Education Model

Supervisor: Christian Sandoval-Becerra

About Me: Greetings, my name is Telayah Richards. I am a graduate of Harris-Stowe State University and currently attend Southern Illinois Edwardsville University. I have a passion for helping student, residential life, and advising.

Email: T.Richards@wustl.edu 

Kayla Ward

Home Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Graduation: Spring 2021

Department: First Year Center

Position: Graduate Practicum Student for First Year Center

Supervisor: Reggie Gacad

About Me: My name is Kayla Ward, I am a first year masters student in the College Student Personnel Administration program at SIUE. I am originally from the Quincy, IL area, but am currently living on the St. Louis College of Pharmacy campus as their GA for Academic Support. I love coaching my students to help them reach their full potential, but am excited to get back to my student affairs roots with the First Year Center at WashU. I love all things related to student success, retention, and transition, and I am excited to pursue a professional career in those areas.

Email: Ward.Kayla@wustl.edu