Meet the Team

R-Compass is truly a campus-wide initiative with multiple offices working on projects related to integrating career, life, and academic planning from both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.  Both divisions have dedicated one team member who spends the majority of her time devoted to this effort.

Jennifer Queen
Director of R-Compass & Associate Professor of Psychology
T. 407.646.2206

Jennifer Queen earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Emory University in 2003 the same year she joined the Rollins faculty. Her teaching focuses on how the mind/brain takes in, stores, and uses information from the world. Dr. Queen’s primary research focuses on language with recent research projects including memory for spoken language and auditory imagery of speech, the effects of non-linguistic information on speech perception, and individual differences in the ability to understand language. She helped develop PSY 225: Careers in Psychology in 2003 and has taught it four times, as well as sections of CLP 102: Making Any Major Marketable, and CLP 200: Job Market Bootcamp.  Additionally she has published pedagogy scholarship focusing on assignments related to career and life planning integrated into academic coursework.  She works alongside Dr. Zelaya-Leon to oversee all R-Compass initiatives, but specifically manages the creation of academic department website resources with the Offices of Marketing & Communications and Alumni Relations, the R-Compass Advising Mentor program and other professional development opportunities for faculty in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Support Services, and the overall assessment of the QEP initiative.

Tricia Zelaya-Leon
Director of Career Development
T. 407.646.2197

Tricia Zelaya-Leon earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2011. Her teaching and research interests focus on student identity development theory, the development of second-year college students, and engaging students in transition.  As the Director of Career Development, Dr. Zelaya-Leon oversees Career Center staff who provide personalized career counseling and outreach experiences for students, maintain relationships with employers, and facilitate alumni career engagement.  She works alongside Dr. Queen to oversee all R-Compass initiatives, but specifically manages the Résumé Consultants program in collaboration with the Tutoring & Writing Center (TJ’s), the Major Mentor program in collaboration with TJ’s and academic departments, and the overall analysis of self-assessment tools used for students’ personal and career exploration.

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue – 2712
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2355
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