Meet Our Team
Education: Graduate Certificate, Career & Workforce Development, The George
Graduate Certificate, Organization Development, Marymount
M.A. Human Performance, Marymount University
B.S. Business Administration, University of Richmond
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
What experience most influenced your career, and how? Coming to work at NAU after many years living in Washington, DC and working in
the private sector was a huge change for me. It reminded me of the importance
of following your heart and intuition – when making career decisions or any
other big choices.
Program Coordinator, Student Outreach and Programming
Education: M.A., Experiential Education, Prescott College
B.A., Psychology, Whitman College
TESOL Certificate, LanguageCorps Cambodia
experience most influenced your career, and how? I attended a creative-arts high school that fueled passion and innovation in its students. As a teenager, it intrigued me that my friends knew what they wanted to contribute to the world, and had the confidence to pursue their dreams from a very young age. This experience led me to study positive psychology, a field focused on bringing out the best in people, and experiential education, for teaching life lessons with a lasting impact.
Program Coordinator, Campus and Community Outreach
Creative Writing, Northern Arizona University, in progress
MLS, Library Science, Clarion College of Pennsylvania
MA, Sociology, University of Colorado at Denver
BS, Biology, Northern Arizona University
What experiences most influenced your career, and how?
When I came to
college as an undergrad here at NAU, I was extremely shy. I learned to be not
so terrified of everyone through my involvement with various campus
organizations, especially a summer study abroad program in Egypt and a position
as an orientation counselor. The confidence I gained allowed me to actually
talk to people, which was helpful when I decided I wanted to teach. After
graduation I joined Teach for America and went to Houston as a corps member.
Working with students, growing up in extreme generational poverty opened my
eyes to many social problems in America, and lead me to continue my education
in Sociology while teaching. After ten years in the classroom I determined that
institutional change for a more equitable society may be more effectively
accomplished through work at the University and community levels and began to
pursue work in academia.
Pursuing M.Ed. in Education Psychology, with an emphasis in Human Relations
B.A. in Interpersonal Communications
What experience most influenced your career and how? As a student athlete, I
found myself and friends of mine uncertain and unprepared for careers outside
of sports after we graduated. When I received some great wisdom from my mentors I felt it was my calling to help students facing similar adversities. I pursued
a career in career services to help students gain life and career skills so
they feel confident in getting a job after they graduate.
Lead Career Jack
: Biomedical Science, minor in Chemistry
What do you love most about your job? I love the
connections I make with different types of people: NAU students, faculty, and
employers. It’s amazing to network and meet different types of people as well
as mentor students on their career path.
Criminal Justice, Psychology minor
What do you love most
about your job? What I love most about my job is getting to interact with
students and employers. Being able to establish a connection with each person
in a different way, learn about them, and help them not only keeps it
interesting, but truly gives meaning to what I do.
Social Work, minor in Ethnic Studies
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is being able to meet
students where they’re at and help them along their career journey. It
has been rewarding to be able to effectively communicate with students and
provide them with various career resources that will help them in the future.
Speech-Language Pathology, minor in Spanish
What do you love most about your job? What I love most about my job is working with NAU students and employers. Being able to establish connections with various types of employers, as well as helping students in their career journey is a rewarding experience.