B.A., Psychology and International Studies, University of Denver
Why did you choose to become a Hall Director?
I want to be engaged with students who are growing and learning (and not just in the classroom). I wholeheartedly believe that the people who find the most joy in life are those that work to learn throughout their life. I am on that journey myself and to be able to go to work every day and support others who are in a huge growth spirt is simply delightful. My job is to grow, learn, and share alongside others as they do the same. It is my job to help students positively engage with their community I know that will have lasting and positive ripple effects in the world and what could be better than that?!
Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?
ResLife at UNH is one of the most purposeful residential programs I have seen in higher education. It is actually my job to engage with students one on one and in groups daily. I wanted a job where I was deeply connected to community and working with individuals consistently. UNH provides students with that level of support and I am very grateful to be part of it.
What advice would you give to students?
Recognize that you are growing as a person in many ways beyond academically and be patient with that. One of the many reasons I love working with college students is that they are figuring out who they want to be as whole adults, and often for the first time. There are so many ways people learn and grow from their college experience: in the classroom, different leadership opportunities like clubs, orgs, and ResLife, relationships, and life experiences. It is a messy, beautiful, rewarding process and if you can be patient and kind with yourself, it can be life-changing.