Assistant Director of Advocacy & Victim-Survivor Advocate
I was born and raised in Utah, and I’m proud alumni of the University of Utah. I studied social work with an emphasis on public service and international work and earned my MSW in 2012. Throughout my career, I have worked with youth and families, people with refugee status/backgrounds, older adults, couples, and college students as a program coordinator, a therapist, a mentor, a crisis counselor, and a teacher. In my free time, I love gardening, playing with my dogs and chickens, going to the desert, skiing, listening to music and podcasts (SSDGM), eating, watching garbage TV and relaxing.
M.S., Health Promotion & Education
After graduating from Virginia Tech, I moved to SLC and spent 5 years as a research scientist in the nutritional industry. My experience in that field taught me that nutrition is just one facet of wellness, the rest of which cannot be ignored. To learn more about wellness, I decided to continue my education and change career paths. In 2016, I received a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education from the U. Going to school while working full-time taught me that balance is the key to maintaining a healthy (and sane) lifestyle! This is my hope for students at the U: that they may excel academically while successfully balancing all of life’s pleasures and demands. In my spare time I enjoy baking (and eating) sourdough, live music, and just about any activity in the mountains.
B.S., Community Health
I spent the majority of my life in the Pacific Northwest and recently returned to my Utah roots after graduating from Western Washington University (WWU) where I received my B.S. in Community Health. During my time in Washington I worked as a Health Educator with Planned Parenthood and WWU Prevention and Wellness Services. As a recent graduate I understand the challenges in maintaining a healthy lifestyle while in school, and I am dedicated to helping students discover how they connect with wellness – and how we can all achieve and enjoy our highest quality of life! In my free time I enjoy evening walks, cooking monster-burritos with my roomie, and enjoying the food, culture, and outdoor wonders of SLC.