My name is Brian Boughton and I am currently in the second year of my Master’s program at Boston College studying Higher Education Administration and concentrating in Student Affairs. For the past three years, I have served as a Resident Assistant for first and second year students, as well as for certain Summer high school programs. In this experience, I have found that I have been able to both help students in their quest to make the most of the college experience as well as to truly enrich my own life.
Enrolling at Boston University in 2007, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I completed my undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and obtained a license to teach high school math in the state of Massachusetts. While enrolled, however, I found a stronger passion in working in residential life; I realized that I could teach much different lessons in my one-on-one live-in interactions with students than I could in a 45-minute period with a classroom of thirty. This page outlines some of my experience as well and I hope that it serves as an insight into my thoughts, dreams, and passions as I begin my career as a higher education professional.