Director of Career Engagement
My pronouns: she, her, hers
Undergraduate alma mater: Drury University
Graduate alma mater: Webster University
Favorite place in the city: Is there sunshine? ✔ And does it have a beach or view of a large body of water? ✔
Hobbies and interests: Travel, reading, event curation, and volunteering
First internship or job: Food Service: cafeteria/catering/banquet attendant
Best piece of career advice I received: I’ve two that ring true to me - As you navigate through the rest of your life, surround yourself with people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life. And the other is that there will be failures, roadblocks, and detours in our careers, but do not be discouraged. Instead, be persistent and resilient.
How I lead a life of purpose and impact: I try to live by this quote – “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela
My social justice area of focus: Human Rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion – particularly when it concerns immigrants, refugees, asylees and international persons. These communities are extremely vulnerable and frequently marginalized and excluded from realizing their full value.