- Western Washington University 2015 – Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, minor in Diversity in Higher Education
- Western Illinois University 2017 – Master of Science in College Student Personnel
As first-generation college student from Yakima, Washington, I always knew I wanted to go to college. As an undergraduate student at Western Washington University I discovered the field of academic advising through an on-campus job, which directed the trajectory of my undergraduate, graduate and professional education and experiences. After earning my M.S. in College Student Personnel in 2017, I worked at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) for two years as an academic advisor in the College of Arts & Sciences. I advised and worked with so many different students pursuing and exploring various majors and careers, including pre-health. After being away from Washington state for almost five years, the Pacific Northwest was calling me home. That led me to the Academic and Student Success Advisor position for the Washington State University Doctor of Pharmacy program in Spokane. My parents grew up in Post Falls and I still have family in the Inland Northwest, so it was nostalgic for me to return!
Fun fact: I actually played in Hoopfest growing up!
In my spare time I like to…
I enjoy going to breweries, learning different languages, volunteering, cooking, spending time with animals (including my own cats!), watching shows, traveling, reading, and exploring/learning anything new! I have a curious mind, which makes it overwhelming for everything I want to learn and do.
I wanted to capitalize on my educational and professional experiences in higher education and work with a new population of students – professional student pharmacists!
My Favorite Quote
“I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.” — Alice Walker