B.A. in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University
M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Maine
Why did you choose to become a hall director?
In both my undergraduate and graduate experiences, I loved being a part of Residence Life and wanted to continue to be after graduation. No day looks the same and I love the excitement that this brings to the work I do. Through the position we get to be many things: problem solvers, dream encouragers, memory makers, support systems, and most importantly, community builders. As hall directors, we have the opportunity to turn our halls into homes and create a welcoming and inclusive space for our students and I feel like that is an awesome privilege we have in the work we do.
Why did you choose to work at Res Life at UNH?
I wanted to be a part of a team where the individuals I work with challenge me, inspire me, and motivate me to do the best work that I can. I felt like UNH was a place where I could grow both personally and professionally while making a positive impact on the community.
What advice would you give to students?
Connect with others! Everyone you meet knows something you don’t, which is really cool. You never know what you may learn from asking the person next to you a question, the impact you could have on someone’s day by saying hello, or the friendships waiting to be made at an event on campus or in your hall. It can feel nerve-wracking at times to put yourself out there but stepping out of your comfort zone often leads you to the most memorable and impactful experiences.