Dalya Beckett (she/her/hers) serves as the Program Assistant for Course Support Services within the University Center for Academic Excellence. A native South Carolinian, she is a proud alumna of The University of South Carolina where she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism/ Mass Communications and minored in Political Science. She also graduated with Leadership Distinction in Diversity and Social Advocacy. Before joining UNC Charlotte, Dalya worked in media and state government in various roles. Her passion for social justice and overall desire to help others is what led to her interest in higher education. In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, dancing, reading and exploring museums.