What I like most about working at the Career Center is the staff and students I work with; everyone is dedicated, cooperative and creative. We have a fun time and are able to help students in the process.
I am a transplant to Iowa, but I have been here for 15 years and consider it my home. I was born in Texas, grew up in Alaska, and spent summers and breaks during college in Saudi Arabia. Travel is one of my favorite pastimes. I make a trip to Alaska every year or two to visit family and while I am there, I enjoy hiking, fishing etc. In recent years, I have hiked the Red Rock Canyons of Arizona, traveled across the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City in the Yukon, and toured Sonoma and Napa in California wine country. In 2008, I went to the headlands of the Oregon coast and the Pacific Ocean as well as the tropical islands of Hawaii.
In addition to traveling, I have two daughters who keep me quite busy. I also enjoy semi-gourmet cooking, gardening, hiking and have recently tried rock climbing and rappelling with a women's outdoor club.
My educational background includes a year of college at the University of Alaska Anchorage and then a transfer during my sophomore year to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in management and a minor in economics. In 2010, I graduated from St. Ambrose University with my Masters of Organizational Leadership.
My position involves working with students and employers to create opportunities for internships and student careers after graduation.
I also spend time reviewing resumes with students, making classroom presentations, attending community events and planning events at the Career Center such as: employer recruiting visits, career fairs, and the etiquette dinner.