About me

Hello everyone! I am a proud alumna of Purdue University–Indianapolis and loved IUPUI so much that I never left. My master’s degree is in marriage and family therapy from Capella University. I really enjoy the challenge that both of my roles offer—one as a therapist and the other as a higher education professional. When I am not at IUPUI or in the therapy office, I am probably watching the entire series of Criminal Minds, spending time with my husband and family, or playing sand volleyball. I am a competitive soul and love being outdoors!

Why I chose IUPUI

As mentioned in the About Me section, I am a proud alumna of IUPUI and loved it so much that I never left! As a staff member, I chose IUPUI originally through happenstance. There was an opening during my senior year of college for a clerical-level administrator, which encompassed implementing the work-study program. I joked with my supervisor at the time that if the position did not require a bachelor's degree I would love to apply. To my surprise, she said it did not! I built a strong connection with undergraduate students in this role and knew that I wanted to continue to impact students through employment. Being someone who has worked hard her entire life, I became very passionate about helping students to see the value in their work and involvement experiences. I wanted to help as many students as possible to articulate these transportable skills and to engage in higher-level experiences. I have moved up twice in my department since that first position, and every time I transition, I awaken a new challenge. I am fortunate that I can continue to stay connected to what I am passionate about.