Graduate Assistant for Retention and Outreach
Hi! I’m Shanika Griffiths and I am the Retention & Outreach GA. I am a first- generation college graduate of Villanova University returning home to pursue a Masters of Education in School Counseling. (Go Wildcats!) While here as an undergraduate student, I double majored in Human Services & French and double minored in Psychology and Sociology. Outside of the classroom, I was an RA and a work-study for the Center for Multicultural Affairs, along with occasionally partaking in activities put on by other clubs and organizations on campus.
Post graduation, I served as an AmeriCorps* VISTA Philly Fellow with Spark Philadelphia, a drop-out prevention program serving middle schools students in underserved Philadelphia schools. My passion for helping others has guided me back to the Center for Multicultural Affairs to be of the utmost assistance to you!
I am very excited to be back on campus and to get to meet each student that comes my way. I am thrilled to assist others in making the most out of their college experience. To be a Villanovan means that you are ambitious and you are talented – even when you do not believe this to be true for you. I believe in you. I know that everyone has a passion and drive, and I am happy to help you find your drive to motivate you towards personal growth and increased productivity to allow you to not just graduate but to graduate happy.