I come to the Academic Advising Center after advising at the University of Washington in Seattle for ten years. I began my advising career after completing a BA and MA in English at the UW. As an undergraduate I was grateful to the advisors who exposed me to opportunities I otherwise wouldn’t have been aware of such as independent studies, humanities research, and interesting courses in departments I might not have considered. These opportunities enriched my experience as a student and expanded my liberal arts degree into something broader and more meaningful. My experience cultivated a desire to work with students to help them navigate their own myriad educational options. At UW I began advising in the English Department but also worked with students in the Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies Departments.
Now that my family and I have resettled in Durham, I have the chance to become an expert on the incredible range of programs, resources, and opportunities Duke students have access to. At Duke, I look forward to continuing to play a role in students’ lives by being one of many sources of advice and support for them. I thoroughly enjoy working with undergraduates as they learn how to make the most of their educational experiences, discover their interests and talents, and decide how they want to shape their lives.