During college, she worked as an editor and journalist for The Correspondent and interned as a social media strategist for a small business and as a marketing intern for Turning Point System of Care, a nonprofit that supports people impacted by mental health issues and substance abuse challenges. She volunteered for an organization that promotes literacy for children and served in leadership roles with the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, the IUK Student Government Association, and the Lambda Pi Eta honors society. Even before college, as a high school junior, Naselroad had a strong IU connection: she traveled to Merida, Mexico with IU’s Honors Program in Foreign Language for a month to learn about Yucatecan culture.
Now, Naselroad is settling into her first full-time job post college as communication and administrative coordinator at IU Bloomington, where she works closely with Cyndi Eskine, the special events coordinator and executive assistant to Vice Provost Eliza Pavalko. In that role, she is responsible for monitoring the sabbatical application process, coordinating faculty award nominations, and editing the OVPFAA website. [Reminder from Mallory: sabbatical applications open Oct. 1.]
Q: How did your path lead you to this position?
A: After graduation I wanted to move to Bloomington to be closer to some of my family and friends. While looking for my first full-time job, I knew I wanted to work for an organization that aligned with my own personal values, and education has always been extremely important to me. Working for an organization that helped to teach me and thousands of others matched my goals and interests perfectly. During the interview, I got to meet Kim Geeslin and Scott Shimoda, who made me feel so welcomed to a new town and community. I left the interview crossing my fingers that I would be offered the job, and luckily, here I am today!
Q: What are your impressions of the city of Bloomington and the campus so far?
A: Bloomington has a lovely sense of community. There are so many amazing opportunities to make friends or find an organization to support. I come from a more rural area, and I’m excited to have the ability to go to monthly festivals, visit the farmers’ market every weekend, or make a trip to a museum that’s only 10 minutes away.
Q: What do you want people to know about your job and OVPFAA that they might not know? Who should contact you about what?
A: Our website has so many resources for faculty members! From housing information, professional and leadership development, or information about promotions. I’m currently working on updating a few sections and adding even more information for faculty, including an event archive where faculty can access photos, videos, and summaries of events.
Faculty can contact me with any questions about the sabbatical process, award nomination process, or help with finding any resources on our website!
Q: What kind of activities or volunteerism are you currently involved in outside of work?
A: I’ve lived in Bloomington for about a month, so I’m still learning about the community, but outside of work I enjoy hiking, art and history, and spending time with my cat. I also still volunteer with Turning Point System of Care and am planning to attend their National Overdose Awareness event this month (September).
Q: What are your favorite places on campus? In Bloomington?
A: I really enjoy the Eskenazi Museum of Art! I’ve been there a few times since moving here, and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon. The employees and staff there are always so kind to guests and are always willing to offer you more information about the pieces within the museum.
I also really enjoy strolling through Dunn’s Woods. It’s nice to be able to get outside and take a break during the workday.