Dena Lane-Bonds joins the NorthernArizona Academic Services staff as a graduate assistant for the2012-13 academic year. She will work withNAU's football, women’s basketball, tennis andwomen's volleyball programs. Lane-Bonds is a 2010graduate of Indiana University where she double majored inPsychology and African-American Diaspora Studies with a minor inSocial Science and Medicine while also earning a certificate inNeuroscience.
Lane-Bonds had served as anAcademic Counselor and Class Monitoring Coordinator for theAthletics Academics Advising Office at the University ofMassachusetts since August 2011. She counseled more than 100student athletes from the UMASS men's and women's cross country andtrack and field teams, running team academic meetings andmonitoring academic progress. She also has previous academicadvising experience at her alma mater Indiana, where she worked asan intern from Sept. 2010 to May 2011.
As a graduate assistant, Lane-Bondsis pursuing a master's degree in counseling-student affairs.