M.S. Higher Education Counseling & Student Affairs, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.A. Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
What is your approach to academic advising?
My approach to academic advising is person-centered and strengths-based. I enjoy connecting with students to provide a space that recognizes and develops the talents they carry with them into various learning environments and identify how to apply those talents when problem-solving or encountering new challenges.
What advice do you have for SJSU Spartan Undergraduates?
When in doubt, always ask the question. Chances are, someone is thinking the same thing as you. Also, no question is a dumb question. It is an opportunity to gain a new perspective on whatever you are thinking about and learn about various resources and services available to you. My second, and probably most important piece of advice, is to make sure you sleep! You will feel more focused and productive when the semester starts to get busy.
What's the best class you've ever taken?
The two classes that immediately come to mind are an Individual & Group Treatment of Addiction course from my undergraduate time and a Student Development Theory course from my graduate program. Both solidified my love for connecting with others and taking the time to learn about their stories
About me (likes and hobbies)
Typically you will find me cooking or baking, listening to music, playing Pickleball, and spending time with my friends and family.