Our Advisors and Staff
|Title:||Academic Coach/Undergraduate Studies Advisor
|Department:||University Advising Center
|Office:||Close Hipp Building, Suite 381|
B.S. Multidiscplinary Studies (Focus: Human Resources/General Business/Marketing),
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. Educational Leadership Specializing in Higher Education/Student Affairs, University of Rochester
About Me: Greetings! My name is Janai (pronounced JAH-NI) and I am super excited to be a part of the Gamecock family! I prefer the following gender pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Prior to joining USC in March of 2016, I worked in residence life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( Go Tar Heels!!). In my spare time, if I'm not geeking out over Star Trek, Game of Thrones, House of Cards or Sherlock, I am exploring Columbia with my husband, Chaz and our two dogs ( Sansa and Arya).
Areas of Expertise: Student Engagement; Leadership Development; Training; Advising; Technology
Favorite Quote: “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.” - Malcolm X
Advice to Students: This is your life! Take responsibility for yourself and your actions. It is ok if you do not have a clear path for your future because most of us have changed directions more than once in our lives. What is important is that you do not lose yourself in the process and that you make good choices on your journey. Have confidence; be strong; and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.