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

I discovered my passion through my involvement as an undergraduate through various student leadership opportunities, including my past Delta Zeta leadership opportunities as Vice President of Philanthropy and President. The presidency, especially, opened a lot of doors for me in higher education through the skills I gained and connections I made with staff members, volunteers and the overall fraternity and sorority life community.


Who has been an invaluable mentor for your professional career? What did you learn from them?

Rachael Meads at Shepherd University has been my mentor in this realm since I was an undergraduate and continues to be a mentor throughout my professional life as well. I learned a lot from her passion for students, student rights and the responsibilities we have as student affairs professionals to challenge, support and guide our students.


How do you make sure you stay connected with your professional network?

I stay connected with my professional network through social media, mostly. I also stay connected through Delta Zeta and the various volunteer roles I hold as a State Alumnae Chairman for West Virginia and Kentucky and as an advisor to my undergraduate chapter.


How have friendships helped you professionally? Is there a friend (or Delta Zeta sister) that has been behind you every step of the way on your career journey?

I have several Delta Zeta sisters who have been with me every step of the way on my career path, whether they were rooting for me from a different state or walking beside me in the student affairs journey, some of my biggest supporters have been my Delta Zeta sisters.