Career Counselor
Expertise

Design students, Individualized Career Coaching, Design Application Materials, and Equity, Access and Inclusion

Strengths

Relator, Maximizer, Harmony, Input, Positivity

Diversity Training, Involvement & Awards
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Career Development Network
  • Equity and Diversity Basic Certificate
  • Minnesota Career Development Association Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Life Story

Grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and received an undergraduate degree in Telecommunications with minors in Business and Spanish from Indiana University. Interned as a television news reporter but decided to pursue a Masters from the University of Iowa in Post Secondary Student Development. Over 20 years of work in higher ed as an Honors Program Director (U-Iowa), academic adviser (UC-San Diego) and career counselor (UMN).

Out Of Work Obsessions

My two amazing daughters, yoga, cooking, biking and traveling.

Something You Wish You Had More Time For

Surfing.

Best Way To Spend A Saturday

Biking with family and friends, a fun dinner out and a live comedy show.

Student Success Story

I met with a student had taken our 3201 career class and had been looking for an internship for 6 months through online job postings. I asked her to select four companies she would love to work for. She knew the companies, had a contact at one, I was able to give her a contact for another, and she cold called the other two companies – all in the same day of our appointment.  Two days later I received an email that she had already done one informational interview and had been invited to a dinner and ride-along. Six days later – less than a week! – she had been offered two internships.

Favorite Quote

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

Best Words Of Advice For Students

Be compassionate, respectful and kind, not just with others but especially with yourself. Then challenge yourself to do something outside of the classroom, especially with relationship building.