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Isaiah Ross

Graduation Year & Degree?

"2015 (Bachelors of Science-Psychology) and 2017 (Masters of Education-Higher Education Administration)"

Homecoming Board Position and Year?

"2015 Homecoming Chair"

What are you doing now?

"I am the Inclusion and Belonging Talent Strategist for CSAA IG, a AAA insurer. My role is focused on developing the I&B strategy to drive talent attraction solutions for the organization."

How did Homecoming help your career?

"I learned a great deal from being a student leader at UH. Everything from interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to event planning and budgeting. Being a student leader is what exposed me to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) work and higher education as a profession. All of my career decisions can be tied back to what I learned as a student leader."

Best Memories?

"My favorite memories are connected to my time spent with the organizations I was involved with. There are truly too many to count, but the celebration week/events for the opening of the TDECU stadium is something I am always very fond of."

How do you stay connected?

"My mother actually works for the University of Houston (24 years!!!!) so in a way I am always kept up to date on what's happening."

Advice for Student Leaders?

"The best advice I would give is to be curious and push yourself past the comfort zone. Things might feel serious right now then but it's all a learning experience. Each person you interact with will add to your knowledge and growth. You just have to be open to reflecting and being uncomfortable."