Reflecting back on 2020, how did you adapt to so many aspects of life moving virtual?

2020 was a challenging year, but we are so lucky to have the access to technology that we do. We were able to still join together virtually and keep in touch, even if distant. I think the importance of that connection from a far will make us a stronger society, as it has strengthened my friendships. A lot of my job had to pivot as we transitioned to remote work, but the silver lining was having more time at home, without my hour-long commute each way, which let me be home for huge milestones in my daughter’s life that I otherwise might have missed.


How did you discover your passion for what you do, and what opportunities have helped shape your career?

I have always had a passion for helping others – whether that was making people smile on a difficult day, helping someone’s dream come true or helping someone in need, which is why Delta Zeta was my perfect fit in college, as my passions aligned with the organization. Working in higher education philanthropy is rewarding because we are helping to break the cycle of poverty and helping to give every student an unsurpassed student experience, to mold them into tomorrow’s leaders, and that is rewarding.