What is your advising philosophy? College can be such a challenging and explorative time in students' lives. My goal as an advisor is to support and help students achieve their short-term and long-term goals. Whether that goal is crafting a semester schedule, preparing for an internship, or applying to a dream job or graduate school program, I am here every step of the way to offer guidance and help you succeed.
What was your path to Newnan? I came to Newnan after completing my Master's in Higher Education here at U of M. Prior to Newnan, I worked as a graduate student major advisor for the Psychology Department and Sociology Department. I also spent some time working for the College of Engineering as an orientation academic advisor. Before returning to graduate school, I spent two years teaching high school ESL in Hajdúnánás, Hungary.
Why did you join Newnan? I joined Newnan to work with students directly every day! I love problem solving and getting to know students on a one-to-one basis. Working with LSA students is wonderful because there is such a wide variety of interests and ideas that come through the door.
Class you loved and why? Video Games and Board Games for Learning was my favorite class! This class is offered at U of M as an undergraduate and graduate level course. In the class, you discover why games are so motivating as well as learn how games scaffold players' learning. For my final paper, I did a deep dive on the video game Hollow Knight, and I got to play games all semester!
Interests and hobbies: I love video games and board games (Hollow Knight and 7 Wonders are my favorites), cooking and visiting Ann Arbor restaurants (Slurping Turtle and Tomukun!), hiking and exploring National Parks, and traveling (favorite places include South Korea, Italy and Colorado).