Background and areas of interest:
I earned my bachelor of arts in political science: international security. I completed my master’s degree in international studies with a focus on mental and reproductive health and culture. I did my research in Muscat, Oman.
What brought you to the University of Oregon?
I came to Eugene for graduate school. I grew up in the Seattle area and love the Pacific Northwest. I liked that the international studies program at UO would allow me to form close relationships with faculty, travel abroad for research, and have opportunities for professional development through Graduate Teaching Fellowships.
How did you get involved in academic advising?
In my graduate program here at UO, I worked as an Department of International Studies advisor. I didn’t expect to love advising so much, but quickly realized that even more than being in the classroom with students, I really enjoy getting to hear what they are passionate about and helping them navigate UO and connect with resources that can support them in their academic and personal goals. When I finished my graduate program, I was excited to see there was an opening for an advising position in the Office of Academic Advising.
What’s the best advice you have for a college student?
I always encourage students to explore what they are passionate about beyond the classroom. Find internships, research opportunities, or other ways to get involved with an issue or interest in a more hands-on way. When you apply for future opportunities, having engaged with your education on a more substantive level will make you stand out as an applicant as well as help you to reflect on what drives you.
How can students contact you?
You can schedule an appointment to see me in Justice Bean Hall for “after hours” advising. You can also contact me via email at email@example.com.