From a young age I loved playing school, and being a bit of a Type-A person, I usually insisted on being the teacher. After majoring in English and minoring in economics as an Honors Scholar at UB, I attended the University of Michigan, where I received my MA in English Literature. Although I considered becoming an English professor, somewhere along the way my focus changed, and I ended up back in UB’s Honors College as one of the Assistant Administrative Directors.
I consider myself outgoing, nurturing, and maybe a little talkative, so I truly enjoy working with and advising our multi-talented and dynamic honors students. In addition to recruiting and advising Honors Scholars, I serve as the liaison with our alumni population and edit the award-winning Honors Alumni Magazine, Honors Today. Also, as coordinator of the Advanced Honors Program, I work with upper-class students to help them create a unique honors experience culminating in a senior thesis.
I was born and raised in Buffalo, and am proud to call Western New York home. I am an avid Buffalo Sabres fan and have had season tickets for the past five years. My sons both play hockey (because I said so) and at times they accompany me to some of my favorite Buffalo spots, including shopping in The Elmwood Village, dining on Hertel Avenue or walking or biking in Delaware Park. Still an English major at heart, I love to read and write. In addition, after a lifetime of inactivity three years ago I began running and have completed two half-marathons. I feel lucky to be a part of the bustle and energy of daily life at this University. As my mom says, “I always knew you would end up at a school.”
Last updated: August 18, 2017 10:35 am EST