Academic advising is without a doubt the most interesting and rewarding endeavor of the University. As an adviser I have the opportunity to get to know and understand students as individuals (and to help them do the same) in the most dynamic and transformative period of their lives. Working together, step-by-step, my students and I discover the horizon of their future selves.
Personally, I wandered and took a long time to finish college. From where I sit now, this was deeply positive and informs my own interpretation of the value of a college education. Ultimately, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. So do not be surprised if, at one point or another, I proselytize to you about the importance of struggling with the big questions!
In 2002 I migrated to Seattle in order to join our highly-regarded, nationally-recognized College of Education. I earned my masters here in 2004 and am now deeply enmeshed in doctoral study of the student experience in higher education. I hope to finish that particular project in the coming decade. Stay tuned.