Background and areas of interest:
I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science: International Security from the University of Washington. I came to Eugene for the International Studies Master’s Program where I focused my studies on global health and culture.
What brought you to the UO?
I came to UO for graduate school. I liked that the International Studies program requirements were interdisciplinary so I was able to take interesting classes from different departments! My Master’s thesis focused on mental health and reproductive health care and culture in the gulf country of Oman. I spent time in Muscat, Oman studying Arabic and conducting my research.
How did you get involved in academic advising?
I worked as a GE advisor for the International Studies department. I discovered that I enjoyed working with students one-on-one as an advisor even more than in the classroom setting. Learning about different students’ experiences, their goals, and helping them connect with support and navigate roadblocks was very rewarding. I enjoy helping students get the most out of their time at UO.
What are you involved with on campus or in the community?
I am involved with several committees focused on student mental health and suicide prevention on campus. Outside of work, I love spending time with my two small, mixed-breed dogs, Finley and Niles. If you visit my office, you’ll see I have a lot of dog-related décor!