I am Geoffrey Koester, a student affairs educator at the University of South Florida. I am currently earning my Masters of Education, completed by May 2018. I am passionate about the residential experience of students and the leadership development they gain throughout their college years.
As a first-generation college graduate, I know first hand what it is like to come to college with no idea what to expect and no support network to rely on. As a professional in higher education, it is my goal to help students set realistic expectations for themselves and also to be part of their support network. Now possibly more than ever, we need college-educated global citizens who are holistically developed through learning moments in and out of the classroom.
I strongly believe in the power of storytelling, both in the power it gives the person telling it and those hearing (or reading it). I hope I use this platform as a space to be vulnerable and authentic, to tell my truth, and to also make a small difference in the world. We all have stories to tell and our stories have power. How we use that power is what makes us different. The content on this site is my story; please feel free to browse.
Please also connect and engage with me on social media about what you're reading (and other things). Twitter is a good place to start.