In recent months, I’ve been forced to attempt to brag about myself in interviews, meetings with new colleagues, and on the occasional initial friend date. It’s been weird and fun and all sorts of awkward. It’s also been a treasure to write and rewrite my professional biography time and time again to fit the resume, CV, or website blurb. But I’ve done it. And that is why, at this point in time, I am going to share a biography I recently wrote about myself. It’s a bit long, but I hope you enjoy it!
In July 2015, Sharece Bunn joined the team of advisors with International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) where she is able to advise students on immigration, enrollment, and visa status, as well as serve on the International Student Orientation Team, assist with the International Student Peer Mentoring Program, and be a member of the ISAS assessment team. Sharece claims that her love of books as a child instilled in her an interest in different cultures and people. While working towards her BA in English from Northwest Nazarene University, she participated in two study abroad experiences in England. After graduation, Sharece joined the United States Peace Corps as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Volunteer in Lypovets, Ukraine. Following her service in Ukraine, Sharece returned to Oregon and earned her M.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In 2011, Sharece returned to Ukraine with Peace Corps Response as an English instructor at Ternopil National Pedagogical University where she discovered her desire to work in student affairs in higher education. Her passion for diverse cultures and people led her to return to graduate school, where she earned an Ed.M. degree in College Student Services Administration (CSSA) from Oregon State University. As a student in the CSSA program, Sharece had the opportunity to serve as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Academic Success Center where she taught ALS Academic Success and coordinated all academic success presentations and outreach efforts for the center. Some of Sharece’s favorite past-times include reading, writing, taking pictures, traveling, and going on spontaneous adventures that allow her to fill her journal with memories.
There you have it: my job and professional bio in a nutshell.