My mornings consist of listening to NPR, taming my cats, and drinking a cup (or two) of coffee. I have a deep love for learning that I fulfill by reading an array of books, and I am constantly seeking ideas through various platforms that challenge my perspectives on the world to further my understanding of social justice. How I Met Your Mother is my favorite show of all time, as I have watched the show through and through more times than I can count. Though I am diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, I have found Big Orange pride on Rocky Top - Go Vols!
B.A., Human Services, Diversity in Higher Education minor, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
I operate from the standpoint that we are all lifelong learners - we will never come to a point in life where we have learned all that there is to know in the world. Simultaneously, how we make sense of what we intake that manifests our ever-changing truth on how we see the world is going to look different in a multitude of ways depending on whose view it is coming from. It is important that we continue to learn while simultaneously working to support and understand one another in our learning processes - there is no one right path when it comes to lifelong learning. I aim to blend this philosophy with my advising by incorporating four important elements: Co-Partnership, Individuality, Accuracy, and Development.
“We have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to." - Alice Walker