Daphnee Laguerre

Undergrad: University of Massachusetts, Boston

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Medford, MA

Assistantship: Residential Life – Assistant Residence Hall Director

Bio: I was born in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and at the age of ten, my mother agreed for a family in the United States to adopt and relocate me to Boston Massachusetts. I attended University of Massachusetts Boston, where I majored in Political Science and minored in Africana Studies and Public Policy. As an undergrad I was heavily involved in Student Affairs and took on roles such as orientation leader, Student Director for the Freshmen leadership program and intern in the Office of the Chancellor for my campus.

My junior year of college will always be known to me as my great awakening, as it was the year I discovered the power of leadership. My first leadership opportunity was being a program assistant for a freshman leadership program and I was entrusted to facilitate a workshop at a weekend retreat. To some, this would not be a major ordeal but for a quiet, shy individual, this was the start of a new journey. That weekend, I stood in front of 50 freshman students and discussed the truths and misconceptions about leadership. In that moment, I was in awe of how much that session alone had impacted the students. More importantly, I realized I had a real passion for leadership and a strong desire to develop student potential. After graduating in 2013 I decided to take on a role in higher education to confirm my passions. I started working at Lesley University as an Application Coordinator in graduate admissions.

Two years later, I am excited to finally be going back to graduate school to pursue my passion! I have no doubt that this will all be an amazing Journey!