Hometown: Mathis, TX
College(s) Attended: The University of Texas at Austin
Degree(s) earned: B.A. Psychology, M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
Title: Senior Academic Advisor- McCombs School of Business
What are your hobbies? Hanging out with family and friends, reading, volunteering, church, dog parks, rock concerts
What was your favorite childhood toy? I had a ton of care bears… and their cousins.
What is your current position at UT? Briefly explain. I’m a Senior Academic Advisor for the McCombs School of Business where I advise students, lead a FIG, and develop programs focusing on student retention.
Have you had any jobs prior to your current job at UT? If so, what were they? I was the Recruitment Coordinator for the Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program at UT. Before that I worked as a Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager for Breakthrough Austin.
What is the most challenging aspect of your current job? I’m new so I would have to say learning all the academic policies.
Why/How did you decide to work in an institution of higher education? As a first generation college graduate, I realized that there are many barriers that may prevent someone from attending and completing college. Based on my own experiences, I decided to focus my career on higher education administration because I love to motivate and help students succeed.