This trimester marks the beginning of Jocelyn Rodriguez’ second year at Eagle Rock, where she formerly served as our Public Allies Fellow in Human Performance. Recently, she was asked to return as a full-time staff member, working in the new adjunct position of Eagle Rock athletic coordinator.
In her now role, Jocelyn is teaching several classes, including Changing the Game, a class that focuses on what it means to be a coach in professional sports. In addition, she is the new house parent for Spruce House.
As the athletics coordinator, Jocelyn continues to sustain our basketball program while also coordinating athletic events for the Eagle Rock community. Earlier this year, we highlighted Jocelyn’s work in this area in a post title ‘MoreThan a Game’ Shines a Light on More Than Basketball.
Jocelyn also now manages Eagle Rock’s Sports Challenge partnership with Strive at Haverford College, and will be attending Sports Challenge next year — a two-week program — with two members of the basketball team at Eagle Rock.
We recently caught up with Jocelyn between Eagle Rock tasks and asked her to fill us in a bit on her work experience, personal life, and some of her favorite things. Here’s what she had to say:
Eagle Rock: What did you do for work before coming Eagle Rock?
Jocelyn Rodriguez: Before becoming the Human Performance Fellow at Eagle Rock, I worked as a Public Allies Fellow in Delaware. There, I supported the work of the Office of Work-Based Learning at Delaware Technical Community College. In that role, I also began my own basketball training business called, Play with Passion.
Eagle Rock: Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Jocelyn: I attended Wilmington University in Delaware. While in college, I played on the university’s basketball while pursuing and receiving an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science.
Eagle Rock: What superpower do you have, or would you like to have?
Jocelyn: If I could have any superpower it would be to speak every language.
Eagle Rock: What’s something most people would be surprised to know about you?
Jocelyn: I can get down to the Baby Shark remix.
Eagle Rock: What reality television show would you like to be on and why would you win or be the first person kicked off?
Jocelyn: I would be on ‘The Challenge’ on MTV. It is a physical fitness show that is usually hosted in various countries with contestants competing to win money. I think I would win because I could be social, when needed, and I also love to compete in physical fitness activities.
Eagle Rock: Please tell us about your hobbies or interests outside of work.
Jocelyn: I love art shows, listening to different genres of live music, and listening to spoken word.
Editor’s note: You can learn more about Jocelyn by reading New House Parents Settling in at Ponderosa House and Spruce House here on the Eagle Rock Blog. Then, check back next week for an overview of this trimester’s classes, including the one Jocelyn is teaching — Changing the Game.