College attended: I received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a master’s degree in Athletic Administration, both from the University of Iowa
Job title(s) and department(s) past and present: After grad school, I interned at Roger Dean Stadium, the spring training complex for the St. Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins. I was an academic advisor at Middle Georgia State College (formerly Macon State College) for 3 years and most recently served in the same role at Texas State University from 2011-2013. Currently, I advise Public Relations majors in the Moody College of Communication.
What is your favorite part of being a part of ACA? Meeting advisors in the other colleges is extremely helpful in making me feel more connected to campus. Being social, exchanging ideas, and the professional development opportunities are great perks.
What advice would you give to new advisors or new staff members at UT?
Since I have only been at UT since September 2013, I respect the challenges that new staff members face. My advice would be to develop a good working relationship with your students. Also, new advisors should embrace their position as academic advisors. It’s a rewarding profession at a top-notch institution.
What legacy would you like to leave behind at UT?
I value the day-to-day interactions with students. I would hope students feel that I’m approachable and that I’m here to help them turn their dreams into a plan.