LIFE AT CIIS

DOS Office Staff

DOS Office Staff

 

LAUREN SELFRIDGE

Interim Director of Student Affairs

Lauren joined CIIS in October 2010, bringing over five years of experience as a higher education student affairs professional. She holds an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a B.S. in Business Management from Champlain College in Burlington, VT. Lauren loves interacting with students. She serves as the staff advisor of AWARE (Awakening to Whiteness and Racism Everywhere), which welcomes CIIS students, faculty, and staff who want to participate in a process of unlearning racism and examining our own privilege.

Lauren enjoys knitting, photography, lunch breaks at the Ferry Building, and going on adventures with her dog. She is also delighted to be studying in the CIIS Integral Counseling Psychology program. Lauren can be reached in room 407 at (415) 575-6171 or at lselfridge@ciis.edu.

 

AUDRA MILLER

Career and Community Engagement Manager

Audra Miller, MS

Audra joined the Student Affairs staff in December 2013 as the Career Development and Community Service Coordinator, bringing with her over 10 years in higher education withe experience leading and executing experiential and service-learning based initiatives, undergraduate fellowship programs, teaching leadership development and organizing community service programming including domestic and international Alternative Spring Breaks. She holds a BA degree in Sociology and Art from Castleton State College in Vermont, and an MS in Organizational Management from the Program in International Service, Education, and Mangement at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. In addition, Audra founded and led her own small business between 2011-2013 and understands the challenges and opportunities of entreprenuership, in addition to employment paths. She is passionate about coaching students on their life journey, including the professional development and career planning processes. 

Audra is also a registered yoga teacher having completed her 500 hour teacher training and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certification throught eh Himalayan Institute, now Yoga International, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. She is pursuing her PhD in East West Psychology at CIIS and researches the power and process of self-transformation, with a focus on the intersection of yoga and psychology.  She is married, lives in Oakland, and enjoys weekend hikes with her canine family member, Sage. Audra can be reached in room 401, at (415)575-6118 or amiller@ciis.edu. 

JODY O'CONNOR

International Student Recruitment & Advising Manager

Jody joined the CIIS community in November 2005 as the International Student Advisor, bringing with her 3 years of international student advising experience and a deep appreciation and interest in world cultures. She assists F-1 visa students with immigration issues as well as other non-academic matters. She holds an interdisciplinary BA degree in Japan Business Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and is an active volunteer at the Asian Art Museum and with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Jody spent 3 years in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, teaching English on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Jody's goal is to help continue to build a welcoming place for international students at CIIS and in San Francisco. In her spare time, you will find Jody listening to music and taking urban hikes. Jody can be reached in room 401 at (415) 575-6157 or at joconnor@ciis.edu.




Ty'Isha joined the CIIS community in August 2014 as the Interim Student Affairs Manager/Student Disability Services Coordinator.  She brings with her 2 years of experience in student affairs and higher education. She has a deep appreciation for diverity, equity and culture. She currently assists in planning New Student Orientation and Commencement. She also assists students with student disability services accommodations. She holds a Masters of Science in Studnet Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

Ty'Isha enjoys working out, cooking, listening to music, laughing and  spendiing time with her family. Ty'Isha's goal is to help continue to build a welcoming place for students at CIIS. Ty'Isha  can be reached in room 401 at (415) 575-3481 or at tsmith@ciis.edu.