You’re an OSU alumna, right? How did you end up here at the College of Forestry?
I graduated with my degree in merchandizing management in 2010. During college I was a START leader and worked in New Student Programs. I was involved in Greek life on campus and held leadership positions for my chapter and Panhellenic council. When I started to think about life beyond college, I knew I didn’t want to enter the corporate world. I loved my own academic advisor, and I attribute the fact that I didn’t fail out of college to her, so I went straight to grad school in the college student services administration program. After that, I advised the design program as it moved from PHHS to COB, then sociology and now natural resources.
What’s different about being an advisor in the College of Forestry than anywhere else on campus?
Our group is well-respected across campus. I love the people I work with, and I love the students I advise. They are often nontraditional students, veterans or active military, and they care about a wide range of issues that are important to me as well.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I chase my 19-month-old daughter around. My life has changed so much since becoming a parent. Right now I am enjoying watching her experience new things like swimming and going to the beach. It’s fun to see her excitement and joy!
Watching anything good on Netflix?
I love Grace and Frankie. I’m a Netflix binger for sure.
What about books? Are you a reader?
Right now, I read a lot of parenting books, but I did just finish Michelle Obama’s book and was able to see her speak in Portland. She also spoke at my graduate commencement. It was an honor to be able to see her twice in one lifetime.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A pickled pig’s tail. I’m pretty sure it gave me an infection.