Graduate Student Spotlight - Joshua Johnson


Author
Kristin Wyninegar, NASPA IV-W Graduate Student Representative

Published
February 28, 2018


Name: Joshua Johnson

Hometown: Fairbury, NE 

Graduate Institution: University of Nebraska

Degree you are working towards: Master’s in Educational Administrations specializing in Student Affairs

Undergraduate Institution: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Previous Institutions: Fairbury Jr/Sr High School

Why you chose your graduate institution: I had a previous connection to students who graduated a few years ahead of me from the program. They encouraged me to consider student affairs because of my undergrad involvement and experience working with student organizations. 

Why you wanted to go to graduate school: I wanted to go to graduate school because I found a passion outside of what my previous studies were in. Simply put, I wouldn’t have been happy if I wasn’t working with students. 

What area(s) of Student Affairs interest you most and why: Most of my experience comes from working in Fraternity and Sorority Life. In my undergrad, I served on the fraternity executive council and now as a graduate student I have opportunity to advise the Panhellenic Sorority executive council. What I would really love to do is combine that experience with my work with the UNL women’s center in violence prevention. 

A memorable moment working with your students at your assistantship: My favorite moments are the moments where you can really tell that you’re on a new level of comfortability with your students. I like building those relationships the most. 

What are your hobbies? My best hobby for sharing is that I love growing and caring for plants. 

If you could take a year off from work/school what would you do? I would do as much traveling as possible. I think that would be the best way to accumulate as many experiences as possible.

The best gift you have ever received? "The greatest good we can do for others is more than just sharing our riches with them, but revealing their riches to themselves."

What/who is your spirit animal? A house cat 

My secret passion is? Lowkey sneakerhead 


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