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Career Advisor & Liaison to the College of Education, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Year Started at JMU: 2023
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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My Career Journey

Destiny sometimes plays a tricky role in our lives as it can introduce us to possibilities we may not have previously considered. This is how I feel when I reflect on my career path so far. I developed the interest of working with students in a diverse and vibrant environment during my junior year at Binghamton University. Originally, my degree was in linguistics and I had thought about the possibility of continuing on in this field. However, I just became so passionate about being a student worker at different campus offices that I eventually decided to go to graduate school and earn a master's degree in student affairs. This field perfectly combines all of my interests in navigating other students through the rigorous transition and acclimation process while making full use of my foreign language skills and cross-cultural competencies. Working with students has always been a rewarding endeavor to me, and I truly enjoy witnessing students’ growth along with my own professional development. During my time as a graduate student at New York University, I actively sought different internship and assistantship opportunities, and have gained valuable experiences in a variety of functional areas including student engagement, admissions, service programs, and career coaching. When it comes to the point of job searching, I aspired to land my first employment opportunity in career coaching, because I have been deeply mesmerized by the way it allows me to learn so many interesting and inspiring life stories from students. That's why I am so thrilled to join JMU and start as a career advisor! I can't wait to witness my future growth and make myself part of the JMU community. Go Dukes!

More About Me

3 words that describe me:

  • Inquisitive
  • Reflective
  • Compassionate
Some fun facts about me:
  • I am a huge fan of nature, and have a full bucket list of destinations around the world that I want to visit. My next destination will be Machu Picchu in Peru.
  • I really enjoy learning foreign languages. I can speak English, Chinese Mandarin, and Japanese fluently, and am currently learning Spanish and Korean.
  • My favorite sport is horseback riding!


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