UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Academic Coach & Data Specialist
Start Year: 1995
Student Support Services
Office: 277 Rodli Hall
I was a first generation and low income college student who did not know what to expect from college and how important it was to get connected to the college community. This year my oldest son is a junior at UW-River Falls, so I have reflected on how he has had a very different college experience than I did because of what I can tell him about being in college. I am excited about being part of your college journey. I will encourage you to find your dreams and then to set goals on how to accomplish your dreams.
I have three children (college junior, high school senior, and 8th grader). I enjoy taking nature pictures--come check out my office to see some of the photos. I also enjoy kayaking, hiking, gardening, reading, baking and spending time with my family and friends.
I got my undergraduate degree from UW-Platteville in Math Education wiht a Computer Science minor, and my Master's from UW-Stout in Counseling. My previous jobs include teaching at an alternative high school in Milwaukee, being a 4-H Agent, being a transfer counselor at a tribal college and being a member of the Combat Stress Control Unit during the Persian Gulf War.
A fun fact about me is that I have a menagerie of pets at home, including two cats, two dogs and a 125 gallon fish tank.