I am first-generation, two-time college graduate. I have a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in College Student Affairs, as well as as a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism.
I am very proud of the formal education I’ve received. I also recognize the importance of being a lifelong learner and continue to expand what I know through formal and informal education. Everything we do, every interaction we have is an opportunity for learning to occur. And that philosophy also influences my role as an educator.
I view myself and my role in higher education as first and foremost being an educator. Everything that occurs on a university’s campus is a chance for learning to take place. From student organization programming and residence hall communities to a conduct process where a student could be separated from the institution, a student affairs professional is involved and plays an active role in that educational opportunity.
In order to be an effective educator, I believe I must first be informed on the current best practices in higher education and college student trends. I value assessment as an act of being a scholar-practitioner to inform the educational practices I implement and facilitate.
I love the work I do in higher education – and I also have other interests and skills. To utilize those, I have started to become an online entrepreneur.
I offer a variety of services through this website, social media, and other sites that serve both as a hobby and a source of supplemental income. Entrepreneurship – or having a “side hustle” – is a form of self care for me.
I encourage you to browse this site and contact me if you are interested in anything I have to offer.
If you’ve known me long at all, you know I love Disney. That love goes beyond supporting the company and its products, though.
I value excellent customer service and believe Disney’s service model is an exemplary one to follow in any industry. I believe the world would be a much better place if we all spread “Disney magic” everywhere – so much so that I wanted to include it here.