While doing a senior internship at NEOUCOM (now NEOMED) for my Business and Organizational Communication degree through the University of Akron, I realized the public relations field wasn't for me. I enjoyed working in the higher education setting and working with college students. I did graduate with a B.A. in that major, but then went on to earn my M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education here at Kent State University with a graduate assistantship advising the Commuter and Off-Campus Student Organization (COSO). In September 1999, I had the incredible luck of returning to White Hall as a Program Counselor in 306. My present position is Senior Academic Advisor II in 304 White Hall. I am a member of the Kent Academic Support and Advising Association (KASADA) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). I believe that each student is a book - sometimes an open book, sometimes a closed book. Each student has his/her own story. I like to read students - crack open the cover, read their cover page and delve right in. As an advisor, I hope to help write a few sentences, maybe a paragraph in the story of a student. Wow! How powerful is that!
B.A. in Business and Organizational Communication, University of Akron, M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education, Kent State University