- B.A. in Economics, Western Colorado University '17
- M.A. in Higher Education Student Affairs, Grand Canyon University '22
Why did you choose to become a Hall Director?
One of the biggest impacts on my life was working as a Resident Assistant during my undergraduate studies. In this line of work, Hall Directors have an incredible opportunity to mentor, guide, supervise, and invest themselves into the lives of students. Creating connections for students while also ensuring a safe, equitable living environment is something I am passionate about and want to continue with throughout my career.
Why did you choose to work for Res Life at the University of New Hampshire?
At the University of New Hampshire, there seems to be a lot of genuine care that the Res Life Department puts into their students and staff. I value being able to work on a team that is passionate about their jobs and strives for the best in everything they do. My home state of Colorado is nearly 2,000 miles away from New Hampshire, so it is natural to feel nervous about coming into a new place; however, I have had the warmest of welcomes from everyone I've interacted with and I am overjoyed that I get to experience a new place every day with some very great people.
What advice would you give to students?
My favorite acronym is T.N.T. which stands for "Try New Things.' Just like dynamite, trying new things can be a little explosive! This can also have the effect of breaking down barriers and leading someone to explore a path they never thought was possible. I would always encourage students to try something out of their comfort zone. It is never easy at first, but vulnerability during uncomfortable moments creates a lot of resiliency over time.