While I have lived in New Hampshire and South Dakota, my hometown is Berlin, Pennsylvania.
For three years, I worked at a local school district as an elementary school counselor, while doing some advising during the summer at Penn State. While I enjoyed working with both age groups, I decided to further pursue my advising interest. I am extremely fortunate to currently work with DUS students and this wonderful staff.
I chose to attend Penn State for my undergraduate degree in order to be involved in a larger environment than my high school, where I graduated with seventy other students. I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in social work in 1992 and decided to obtain a graduate degree in an area that would combine my interests in academics and psychology. I ultimately earned my master of education in K-12 school counseling from Frostburg State University.
Outside of work, my two sons, Nate and Jake—plus two dogs, Annie and Clarabelle, and one cat, Dora—keep my husband and me very busy. Our family is involved in Cub Scouts, sports, genealogy, traveling, and gardening.
- B.A. in Psychology (w/a minor in Social Work), The Pennsylvania State University
- M.Ed. in K-12 Counseling, Frostburg State University, Maryland
Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser; Undergraduate Studies Programs Coordinator, College of Communications
Research & Teaching Interests
Advising exploratory students, student motivation in academic choice, preventive/developmental school counseling
Office: 130 Grange Building