With 10+ years of higher education experience, I wanted to find a way that I could holistically help students and their families as they navigate the college experience. I have an M.Ed. and Graduate Certificate in Student Affairs & College Counseling from The Citadel Graduate School, and I have spent my career in various roles that have provided me experience in academic advising/mapping degree plans, transfer credit articulation, curriculum/course development, teaching, public speaking, program development, marketing, and student development. Through my years coordinating a freshman transition and retention program, I bring a unique understanding of the stresses and challenges students and their families experience as they transition and understand the shifts in their roles and responsibilities during this new and unknown season.
The majority of my career has been in international education, and I believe wholeheartedly in the values international education and learning provide both inside and outside of the classroom. I have worked with students and program providers at every stage of the study abroad process, and I am passionate about helping students find programs that fit their unique interests and academic needs. I enjoy collaborating with colleagues and community partners to develop new programs and services for students and educators alike that promote mutual understanding and improve the way educators work together. I believe that having a mutual understanding of roles, responsibilities, and perspectives can make a difference in building successful relationships.