Career Advisor & Liaison to College of Integrated Science & Engineering, College of Science & Mathematics
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I enjoy having career conversations with students, wherever they are in their journey. I provide opportunities for students to learn and build relationships through class presentations and coordinating events. I partner with faculty to find creative ways to reach students--allowing them to grow where they are.

My Career Journey

My journey started at JMU and eventually brought me back. I was a Hospitality Management student where I also loved being involved in the JMU Marching Royal Dukes, Sigma Alpha Iota, and a number of other campus organizations. After graduation, I landed a job as a regional Wine Sales Representative in the Shenandoah Valley. I learned so much about myself and building relationships through this first job! I took these discoveries into my next job as an Admissions Counselor for a small private university. It was here that I realized I enjoyed working in higher education and wanted to pursue this path in deeper ways. This led me to pursue my Master's degree in JMU's College Student Personnel Administration program. Over the two years in the program I was able to see the innerworkings of universities while continuing to discover what I wanted my career path and life to look like. I was able to work as a graduate assistant in what is now called the University Career Center in my last year of the program. Something "clicked" for me during this time, showing me that this is work I find incredibly meaningful and since then have developed a deep passion for. My career journey has had its twists and turns and I'm grateful for those who helped me make sense of it all along the way. Now I'm thrilled I can be that same support to JMU students every day!

More About Me

3 words that describe me:

  • Altruistic
  • Encouraging
  • Supportive

Some fun facts about me:

  • I play the flute, piccolo, and Irish penny whistle
  • I enjoy knitting to unwind
  • I love to go hiking with my husband and friends
  • I really enjoy budgeting and learning about personal finance.

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