Monica Jacobe is currently the Assistant Dean, Academic Advising and Support at Moravian University. She has spent over 20 years in higher education focused on faculty development and student success, as well as assessment and management of student learning in a variety of leadership roles serving domestic, international, and multilingual learners. Her focus has always been on questions of equity in and access to education for diverse students, leading data-informed decision making and seeking to “educate educators” on contemporary student realities. A first-generation college student herself, Monica seeks to empower students to be agents of their own success, and to ultimately give voice to those who do not arrive feeling authorized to speak. The author of dozens of essays and book chapters, her research and writing interests include higher-education and academic labor, humanities education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She holds a PhD in English Language & Literature from The Catholic University of America, an MFA in Creative Writing from The American University, and a BA in English and Mass Communication from Emory & Henry College.