Q: What's the most meaningful or satisfying aspect of your work?
A: I really enjoy finding ways to support students on their way to and through higher education. As a former high school academic advisor, I am excited for the opportunities to work directly with our school community and raise funds to make sure everyone has the tools they need to succeed while at the university.
Q: How do you balance your time between the demands of your work and personal life?
A: I am trying to level up my self-care routine and unfortunately, going to bed early has really helped. As a lifelong night owl, that was a tough adjustment! Other than getting good sleep, I like to go for walks at nature preserves around Ann Arbor and make sure I enjoy my me time with my favorite activities (instead of scrolling my phone all weekend) so that I can show up to work fully charged.
Q: What's your favorite thing about our school and why?
A: I love how creative and motivated everyone is here. It is so energizing to hear about the ways students and faculty are continually pushing the envelope to be the best in such a quickly evolving field — it feels like the School of Kinesiology is always a step ahead of the curve.
Q: Who are the special people in your life?
A: My husband Eric, and while not technically a human, our senior Chihuahua named Miles. We rescued Miles while living in California, and he has just started acclimating to the Michigan winters now that he has an array of sweaters and one proper parka jacket.
Q: If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would it be and why?
A: I would love to go to Alaska! I really enjoy humpback whales and would love to see them on their migration in the summers, along with the intense and beautiful terrain covering the state.
It is so energizing to hear about the ways students and faculty are continually pushing the envelope to be the best in such a quickly evolving field.