I grew up in the tiny town of Eldred, Pennsylvania (population 858), so for me, moving to State College was like moving to a big city! Being here has allowed me to keep the nature from my hometown but also add a new flavor of diversity.
After earning my degree in art education at Penn State, I became a middle school art teacher in Bradford, where I taught for five years. It was during this time that I developed a passion for helping students to bring out their strengths and interests. While I enjoyed my time teaching, I decided to move back to State College and work for Penn State.
Before finding my niche in academic advising, I held positions in different Penn State departments: University Faculty Senate, Survey Research Center, and Office of Annual Giving. Working for the First-Year Testing, Consulting, and Advising Program during summer 2012 provided me with some great experiences, which led me to DUS.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, running 5Ks, going to concerts, knitting, making jewelry, playing guitar and piano, and singing. You may also find me hanging out with my husband, David, who teaches philosophy on campus.
- B.S. in Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University
- M.Ed. in Education, Mansfield University
Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser
Research & Teaching Interests
Advising exploratory students; assessing student satisfaction with academic advising; multiculturalism in higher education
Office: 129 Grange Building