Division of Campus Life

Campus Life Fellowship

Continue to develop leadership and career skills after graduation.

The Campus Life Fellowship offers recent graduates a leadership pathway to bridge the undergraduate experience to a professional career.

Each year, the Division of Campus Life hires one recent Brown graduate to serve a one-year term as a Campus Life Fellow. The fellow develops leadership skills, makes a significant positive impact on near-peers and implements leadership development programs that will improve the college experience for generations of students to come. They work closely with Campus Life administrators, supporting opportunities for the division to connect with Brown students through community building, program activities and engagement opportunities.

Apply for the Fellowship

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree plus one year of relevant experience in the development and implementation of programs aimed at undergraduate students, either as a student leader/organizer or via professional experience post-graduation. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may also be accepted. Experience in administrative project and program management is preferred. 

The application will open in late Spring 2024 on Workday; check back for details.

2023-24 Campus Life Fellow

  • Ashlyn Lovato

    Ashlyn Lovato

    Ashlyn Lovato (she/her) serves as the Division of Campus Life Fellow for the 2023-24 academic year, after graduating from Brown as a four-year concurrent bachelor's/master’s degree recipient. She received her Bachelor's in Linguistic Anthropology and her Master's in American Studies. Ashlyn is a first-generation college graduate from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, and is passionate about Indigenous language, culture, ecologies and pedagogies pertaining to preservation. 

    As the Campus Life Fellow, Ashlyn serves as a bridge between Campus Life senior leadership and students. She provides student-centered perspectives and leadership while serving as a critical source of direct support and consultation to senior leadership and helps the team maintain strong connection and interactive relevance to student culture and needs. Additionally, she manages specific projects and oversees the Campus Life Student Advisory Board which is a space for student-administrator engagement and dialogue over policies, programming and decision making related to campus community and student engagement. 

    During her time as a student, Ashlyn served as co-programmer of the Brown Center for Students of Color Native American Heritage Series for three years, a powwow committee co-chair for two years and a Bonner Fellow and a Royce Fellow with the Swearer Center. Through these roles, Ashlyn was able to communicate and collaborate effectively with campus-wide departments and divisions and internal clubs, as well as external organizations, and tribal nations and communities, to create space and conversation for Indigenous visibility and cultural appreciation.

    Ashlyn is eager to meet and support students and staff. She hosts office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at 22 Benevolent St. (Stonewall House/LGBTQ Center), or by appointment.

Previous Campus Life Fellows

Campus Life Fellow

Mia McKinney Campus Life FellowFrom August to December 2022, Mia served as the Campus Life Fellow after graduating from Brown with a concentration in Africana Studies. In this role, Mia assisted with both internal and external communications of the Division of Campus Life by helping to maintain the integrity of the Division while also figuring out ways for the administration to keep a hand on the pulse of the student body. Additionally, she supported senior staff members of Campus Life, providing a student perspective in addressing the issues facing the Division. Lastly, Mia managed the Campus Life Student Advisory Board, a group of students that exists as a resource for the Division of Campus Life to remain connected to the student body. 

As an undergraduate student, Mia was heavily involved in Student Activities with a focus on the performing arts. She held leadership positions in the acapella and student theater communities, as well as one of the Student Coordinators of the Underground Thursdays performing arts programming series. Her work in the student performing arts was focused on creating inclusive spaces where students were free to create art in safe environments. Theater, in particular, has a history of exclusion of marginalized voices, and a part of Mia’s work at Brown was attempting to craft strategic spaces where marginalized voices were not only heard but highlighted and uplifted. She believes that art is a powerful tool for expression and community building. It can be used to critique the realities people face and imagine new worlds that push the boundaries of the status quo. 

In her free time, Mia enjoys singing, playing the piano, going on long walks, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Campus Life Fellow, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Campus Life

Akash Altman HeadshotGraduating in the Brown University Class of 2020 with an A.B. in Engineering, Akash is a strong leader and has extensive experience in community building, leadership development, vision building, relationship management, and social justice. With a deep involvement and investment in the University community, Akash has developed a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience advancing the needs of students through collaborative dialogue with an emphasis on empathy, equity, and sustainability. Akash believes in the importance of the inclusion of student voice in our work and cares deeply about the holistic student experience.

As Campus Life Fellow, Akash provided student-centered perspectives and leadership to critical community and student-centered programs, including the Leadership Development Initiative, Campus Life Student Advisory Board, Disability Justice Student Initiative, JUST Lead (Justice-oriented, Understanding, Supportive, and Transformative Leadership), and more. Akash advised the division leadership on current student experience and needs and completed various special projects. Additionally, Akash collaborated with staff in the cultural and identity centers on student-centered programs and initiatives like the Third World Transition Program, Minority Peer Counselor Program, and programs for Military-Affiliated Students. Akash helped the team maintain a strong connection and interactive relevance to student culture and needs during a period of time when connections with students on campus, in Providence, and beyond had never been more important.

Campus Life Fellow, Program Coordinator at the Global Brown Center for International Students

Soyoon Kim Campus Life FellowSoyoon Kim worked with the Global Brown Center for International Students as the program coordinator as the 2019-2020 Campus Life Fellow, after graduating from Brown in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Education Studies. Soyoon designed a First-Year and Sophomore Experience Series for international students focused on community-building, navigating campus resources, and identity development. She also collaborated with campus stakeholders within the Division of Campus Life and Global Brown to develop asset-based, intersectional programs in order to cultivate a campus environment that is inclusive of international student communities. These programs promote cross-center collaboration and will support the work of the Institute for Transformative Practice (ITP). 

During her time at Brown, Soyoon was engaged with the Center in various capacities, both as a two-time International Mentoring Program (IMP) Mentor and as an active leader of internationally focused student organizations. She's also worked with the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender and the Brown Center for Students of Color as co-coordinator for Brown Asian Sisters Empowered (BASE) and as former managing editor of VISIONS Magazine. Her senior thesis focused on lessons learned from undergraduate experience on navigating the institutionalization of Diversity and Inclusion within Higher Education. In recognition of her contributions to the campus community, Soyoon received the Alfred H. Joslin Award in 2019.

Campus Life Fellow, Student Success Program Coordinator at the U-FLi Center

Renata Mauriz Campus Life FellowRenata Mauriz `17.5 joined the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student (FLi) Center from 2018-2019 as the student success program coordinator through the Campus Life Fellow Program. In this role, Renata aided in developing comprehensive programs that provide navigational, social, and academic support to undocumented, first-generation college, and low-income students at Brown University. Specifically, Renata collaborated with campus stakeholders to create an equity asset-based transition program for FLi students and coordinate educational programming that enhances the support offered through the Center’s Undocumented Student Initiative. 

During her time at Brown, Renata advocated alongside other students and administrators to change institutional policies and practices that previously created barriers for undocumented students. Renata cultivated her collaborative and transformative approach to institutional change during the time she served as a community organizer at the Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center and policy intern for the National Immigration Law Center.  These professional opportunities, coupled with her personal experiences, led to her engagement with the Brown Center for Students of Color, as well as the FLi Center. In recognition for her contributions to the campus community, Renata received the Alfred H. Joslin Award in 2017.

Campus Life Fellow

Molly worked to design and build HEALTHy Athletes, a curriculum-based, peer education program designed specifically for student-athletes. With 40 varsity athlete peer educators, the program represents a dozen teams across men’s and women’s programs at Brown. The mission of the program is to support healthier athletes, teams, and campus through improved team dynamics, leadership development, and peer advocacy. 

The program recognizes and builds upon pre-existing support systems by providing new information and skills, as well as professional guidance. Molly worked with peer educators to prepare them to plan, schedule, and lead workshops with their teams. With the development of a new curriculum (informed by student-athletes and tailored specifically to their needs), a strong rate of return on recruitment efforts, and high program satisfaction reflected in participant feedback, the program is well-positioned to continue serving the Brown community in years to come.