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Sierra Valdivia-Clemen

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Sierra Valdivia-Clemen
OU Graduation and Persistence Support

Sierra's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is helping someone evaluate where they are and where they want to be while supporting and challenging them along the way.”

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Sociology, Washburn University.
  • Master's- Higher Education and Student Affairs, Baylor University.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Boardgames.
  • Reading.
  • Sports.

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

·       A professor freshman year of college who changed my mindset of what a leader was. He made me realize there's no one mold for leadership and anyone can lead.

·       Mentors in undergraduate who took time to invest and listen to me. They helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life after changing my major 2-3 times.

·       Graduate school: I often doubted myself and wanted to give up a couple of times but in the end it helped me learn about persistence and grit.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Being undecided on a major.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.