What is your background and areas of interest?
I’ve worked at the UO in a variety of positions for about eight years. I’ve been an advisor for five years and learn new things every day. My favorite part of my job is helping students find their way, use their voice, advocate for themselves, and explore their passions.
What brought you to the University of Oregon?
A while back, I transferred to UO as an undergraduate to be closer to my family. I graduated with a BA in sociology and found that I loved the campus, people, and environment at UO. After moving and exploring for a few years, I moved back to Eugene and started looking for a job at the UO. It just feels like home and I’m always happy to be on campus.
How did you get involved in academic advising?
As an undergraduate, I was a peer advisor. I knew that I wanted to help students as an advisor professionally so when the time was right, I completed a master’s degree in advising and started working at UO as an advisor. It’s been a terrific decision, and I look forward to working with each year’s new students.
What’s the best advice you have for a college student?
This seems simple but … go to class, talk to your instructors, set time aside to do your homework, move your body, and make sure you balance all that with down time and friend time. And (although slightly self serving) if you need help or support, or have questions and don’t know where to find the answers, see an advisor!
How can students contact you?