Podcast Spotlight: “1:1” with Tommy Newsom II and Jen Imel

Tommy Newsom II and Jen Imel

August 28, 2018

What’s good! My name is Tommy Newsom II and I’m a student affairs professional. Throughout my work that I do with students, staff, and families, I have learned how important it is to reflect and to share. I used to do a lot of writing, but I realized that reflecting with others, specifically those who might relate or understand the experience might be even better. So I bring you "1:1" - a podcast in which myself and Jen go one-on-one each week to provide a collection of shared thoughts, stories, laughs, learned moments, personal and professional growth, and friends. You can find us on iTunes and Spotify (just type in “1:1” or “Tommy Newsom II”). Enjoy as you go One on One with me!

This week's episode:

"The Mock Rock"

Jen joins me for a third time, but the first time as a co-host for 1:1. We talk through educational moments (or nah?), lip sync battles, challenging conversations, and building a staff team. There's plenty of laughs; I add another collection to my growing list of embarrassing moments, and of course plenty of thoughts, stories, learned moments, and good ol' laughs. Feel free to leave your thoughts, feedback, advice on building a staff, and navigating challenging conversations in the comments section. Tune in and as always, make good choices!

Tommy Newsom II (he/his/him) is a Residence Hall Director at Northern Arizona University and co-host of the “1:1” podcast. Tommy is a member of NASPA and loves giraffes, music, and the outdoors. He graduated from University of New Mexico and Kansas State University. Tommy can be reached via email at [email protected] or via Instagram @tnewsom1.

Jen Imel (she/her/hers) is a Graduate Residence Hall Director at Northern Arizona University and co-host of the “1:1” podcast. Jen graduated from Ohio University and is currently pursuing a Master of Counseling – Student Affairs. She loves skunks, cooking, and Ohio. Jen can be reached via email at [email protected] or via Instagram @jenniferimel.

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