After studying English during my undergraduate career, I recognized that my interest in English went beyond the written word in terms of literature and I wanted to be able to work with those who struggled with learning how to interpret and demonstrate the language, so I decided to pursue graduate coursework for a Master’s in Literacy. This Master’s program introduced me to the administrative components of higher education and I quickly realized that I wanted to work in this field from the administrative and student services perspective.
The University Honors College has always been a part of UB’s campus that truly intrigued me with the forward-thinking and holistic advising philosophy as well as the many opportunities the Honors College affords to Honors Scholars. The “small college” feel within a large university is certainly one of the qualities that appealed to me about the Honors College because of the unique experience Honors Scholars are able to have through this model. As an Academic Advisor in the Honors College I am able to connect with students from the time they are prospective Honors Scholars through the completion of their degree program by helping to advise them through their academic journey at UB in a variety of ways including course selection, change of or addition of major, internships and research opportunities. In addition to my primary responsibility of academic advising students who are considering careers in pre-health fields, I am the Undergraduate Advisement Counsel (UAC) liaison for the Honors College, coordinate the College’s advising practices and communications along with also coordinating a peer mentoring program for incoming Honors Scholars.
In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, refurbishing furniture and trying to find Buffalo’s best greasy spoon breakfast spot (the list is ever-growing).
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