As a Research Strategic Leader, Vashae has the opportunity to put her passion for higher education and her commitment to student success to work by engaging with the leadership at our large public and private partner institutions.
Vashae has worked in higher education for many years, most recently as a leadership team member in the Housing and Residence Life department at American University. During her time as a student affairs professional, Vashae’s work has focused on leadership development of students, professional development of professional staff, and organizational efficiencies.
Vashae is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with Bachelor’s in Corporate & Organizational Communication and Sociology. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Mississippi. In her spare time, Vashae is an avid sports fan and enjoys being a D.C. foodie.
Vashae holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University in Corporate & Organizational Communication and Sociology. She also holds a Master of Arts from The University of Mississippi in Higher Education and Student Affairs.