As a student at Utah Valley University, I worked very close with my academic advisor. I consistently was impressed with how she connected not only with me, but with all of her students. I found myself asking what does it take to be an academic advisor, and could I do it? I realized that I wanted to do it. I wanted to help others connect their education to their career goals, just as my academic advisor had done for me.
After graduation, I was fortunate enough gain employment at UVU. I was consistently learning about advising, and developing the skills necessary to become an advisor. I owe everything to my academic advisor. It is because of her, that I am an advisor.
After five years of advising, I had the opportunity to become an Advisor Trainer in the Advising Training and Development Department at UVU where I had the opportunity to work one-on-one with advisors, develop training's and workshop's for advisors, and encouraging professional development.
Two years later, I realized that I missed the student interaction more than I thought I would, and was able to return to advising in the Criminal Justice department.
Feel free to view my Resume, Vitae, or Advising Philosophy for more information.