A reliable, resilient, and relentlessly hopeful advocate, higher education professional, and Baltimore native, Jocelyn Loverling is passionate about equipping all students with the resources to achieve their dreams. She has over 10 years of experience in education, communications, and nonprofits as a college professor, curriculum designer, academic coach, writing center coordinator, and training specialist.
As an in-person and online instructor, Jocelyn has taught introductory Writing, Academic Literacy, and College Readiness courses at local colleges and universities—including the Community College of Baltimore County and the University of Baltimore—and in collaboration with Baltimore City public high schools, such as Baltimore Design School, and nonprofit partners Code in the Schools and KIPP Through College. In addition, she ran the University System of Maryland’s health sciences and human services graduate Writing Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Jocelyn specializes in developmental education and dual enrollment courses and is certified in accelerated learning, culturally responsive teaching and learning, and high impact teaching practices, frequently integrating social justice issues and contemplative practices into her work. She loves to travel and has done so extensively throughout Latin America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. While in college, Jocelyn cofounded FIKISHA—an international nonprofit returning youth living on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya to school. She earned her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Goucher College.