I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Special Education. I am currently finishing my Master's degree in Communication and Training.
Believe it or not, education was not my first career choice. My main goal in life was to become a clinical psychologist with the goal of helping people; that journey began in the world of social service. After a short time in that field, I realized that I could help people in so many other ways. That is when education became the choice for me.
It is very rewarding to be able to help someone fulfill a certain goal in their life that at one point many of them did not think was possible. As an Academic Advisor, I get to see all aspects of students' lives and help them achieve their goals, whatever they may be. I have worked with the 22-year-old student who has the highest expectations and goals set for himself and plans to have a doctorate before he is 30 years old, to the 45-year-old mother who has raised her children and put them through school and now is taking the time to get her education.
Working with such a diverse group of students helps me to be not only understanding of their situation, but also understanding of where I fit in to help them achieve their goals.
My journey in this wonderful world of education has just begun, and I enjoy every minute of it. As an Academic Advisor, some students dislike me because I expect students to care about their education as much as I do; other students appreciate what I do, because I care about their education as much as they do.