Background and areas of interest:
I’m originally from Washington state and completed my bachelor's degree at the University of Washington in Political Science. I’ve worked with the Office of Academic Advising for over 7 years now! Over the years, I’ve gotten involved in various committees/groups related to mental health advocacy —as this is something I’m passionate about. I love dogs—especially little rescue pups with big personalities, like my Italian greyhound-chihuahua mix, Niles.
What brought you to the U of O?
I moved to Eugene for UO’s master's program in International Studies (now Global Studies). I focused on mental health and reproductive health and culture in Muscat, Oman for my research.
How did you get involved in academic advising?
I worked as a Graduate Employee while completing my master's degree. One of my GE assignments was as an academic advisor for undergraduate students in the INTL/GLBL major. I realized that I loved working with students one-on-one even more than teaching in a classroom! I love learning about different students’ unique experiences, their goals, and helping them connect with support and navigate challenges. I enjoy helping students get the most out of their time at UO.