Explain your career path

- Physical Trainer, 24 Hour Fitness (2011-2012)
- Resident Assistant, Boys Hope Girls Hope(2012-2013)
- English Teacher, China (2013-2014)
- Physical Trainer, Crumley House Brain Injury Rehab Center (2015-2016)
- Admissions Counselor, East Tennessee State University (2016-2018)
- International Admissions Counselor, East Tennessee State University (2018-2019)
- Assistant Director for Recruitment, East Tennessee State University (2019-2021)
- Associate Director of Admissions, East Tennessee State University (2021-Present)

What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?

Health Management: Exercise Science Concentration. I was very satisfied with the quality of the Exercise Science program. Although I am not currently working in the field, I feel like I was well prepared upon graduating from SEMO. The program prepared me well for a few different roles I have held.

Why did you choose to attend Southeast?

There were multiple things that influenced my college choice:
  • Southeast was just over 2 hours from my home. This was the perfect distance for me to get out on my own and still be fairly close to home.
  • I came to visit campus and had a wonderful experience. The student ambassadors and admissions counselor did an incredible job in helping me picture myself as a student at Southeast. 14+ years later and I still remember the experience very well.
  • Although I lived in Illinois, I received in-state tuition. This made Southeast a very affordable choice.

Who influenced you most during your time at Southeast?

Probably my Hall Director or fellow Resident Assistants. This became a community for me and helped drive my involvement on campus.

Share your best college memory.

Intramural Softball

If you were in Greek Life, the Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it impacted you.

I was involved in Student Ambassadors, Presidential Ambassadors, All-University Judicial Board, Housing and Residence Life, and a few others. Each of those organizations helped prepare me for life after college. From leaderships skills to networking opportunities, each organization helped me grow as an individual and professional. My current career in higher education, specifically in admissions, enrollment, and student success, was stirred in my roles as a Student Ambassador and Resident Assistant.

What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?

Involvement and volunteering can open so many doors. I was involved in so many different things (too many sometimes) and that has given me so many incredible opportunities since graduation.

Describe Southeast in three words.

Family. Mid-Sized. Opportunity.