About the advisor
Undergraduate degree: B.A. in Psychology and French, Texas State University, 2002
Graduate degree: M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, UT Austin, 2006
I joined the College of Liberal Arts as a peer advisor in 2004 while pursuing my M.Ed. After completing my M.Ed. I expected to go work in a middle school. As graduation approached, I realized I did not want to leave UT. Happily, I was able to find a job that was a great fit in the Department of American Studies as the undergraduate academic advisor. I still get to work with students they’re just a little older than I had originally planned. In 2011 I got the pleasure of adding Urban Studies to my portfolio.
Working with students is the best part of my job. I truly enjoy getting to know my students during their time at UT. Since URB is a small major I get to know each of my majors, which allows me to provide the best advising possible. For this to happen I ask a lot of questions to get to know my students. To level the playing field, here are some fun facts about me:
Favorite Sport: Football, Hook’em Horns!
Favorite food: Mexican
First job after college: receptionist
Kids: 1 human child and 2 furry, four-legged children
Celebrity crush: Leonardo Dicaprio
Favorite meal: brunch
Worst job I’ve had: temp worker for Honeybaked Ham during the Christmas rush.
Current obsession: Plants v Zombies
Favorite footwear: flip flops