Academic Counselor, TRIO Student Support Services
Neither of my parents received Bachelor’s degrees; my father was in the air force and took some college courses and my mother, the first of her family to consider college, received her associate’s degree in technology from SUNY Broome. Both of my parents valued education, so they encouraged me to pursue a degree. Since I thought I was going to be a Fashion Designer, I received my BS in Human Ecology conc. Apparel & Textiles and Art conc. Design with a minor in Business/Economics from SUNY Oneonta. Being a country girl at heart, I realized I wasn’t going to move to a big city, so I focused my energy on Graphic Design. I received two academic scholarships to attend and also worked as a residential advisor for three years (my first taste of working in higher education). After graduating, I began working in marketing. While I loved the design work, I didn’t feel like I was making a meaningful difference, so I decided to get back into higher education. My passion is to help others discover their path and help to break down any barriers that stand in their way to achieving their dreams. Playing soccer, mountain biking, hiking, traveling, singing and finding crafty activities are among my favorite things to do.