Undergraduate Studies Adviser and DUS Programs Coordinator, Smeal College of Business
Hometown: 
West Melbourne, FL and Austin, TX
Education: 
B.S. in Psychology, Texas Lutheran University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Penn State
Penn Stater since: 
2010
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. - Thoreau

I have three fish - they are zebrafish more commonly known as "zebra danios." They are stripey little guys and zoom around their tank dive bombing their Marimo moss ball.

My favorite places I have traveled to are Scotland and Ireland. I was able to visit where my father was born, see where my grandparents are from, and meet a lot of relatives for the first time.

The most unusual thing in my office is a quirky coin bank.

My childhood nickname was Shortie.

My favorite job growing up was being a lifeguard in the summers.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, trying new recipes, listening to live music, being near/in/on the water, yoga, learning to knit, researching tiny homes, and adventuring.

If I could only listen to one band the rest of my life it would be James Taylor.


Academic Adviser Heather Atkinson