As Learning Strategist, Rashelle works with students in the Academic Bridging Program at Woodsworth College, the Transitional Year Programme, as well as graduates of these programs who are currently registered in full time undergraduate studies. Through one-on-one sessions and integrated workshops, she uses learner centred approaches to assist students in developing their academic skills, specifically time management, goal setting, essay writing, study skills and others. In working with these students she encourages critical self-reflection that emphasizes students’ current strengths and prior experiences that will assist them in improving their academic abilities at UofT.
Rashelle held a prior position with University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, where she was a Learning Skills Advisor for First Generation students through the Department of Student Life. She also has many years of experience working with programs that assist students systemically directed away from university to consider it as an option. This includes the Imani Mentorship Program that she established as an undergraduate at UTSC. She is currently completing her PhD in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph. Her research is on the experiences of Black high school students in Toronto under Ontario’s current inclusive education policies. She has also published research on the experiences of racial and religious minorities in Canada.
BSc., Psychology – University of Toronto (Scarborough) - 2008
MA, Applied Social Psychology – University of Guelph - 2012
PhD (in progress), Applied Social Psychology – University of Guelph