I am the Assistant Director of the Center for Service Learning at the University of Texas at Arlington, where I work with faculty and administration, and am the liaison between UTA and area nonprofits. I came to UTA from the corporate world to work in the service learning office in 2012, but fell so in love with higher education that I pursued an M.Ed. I became Assistant Director of The Leadership Center, where I directed the UTA Volunteers, Alternative Breaks, Leadership Honors, and Maverick Mentors programs before moving back into CSL in September 2016. I began by branding the Center and putting together a year-long campaign focused on bringing service learning awareness to the campus community through presentations, events, and promotions. CSL’s main programs and events include the Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program, Community Partner Breakfast, Volunteer Opportunity Exchange, and the Student Service Learning Showcase. I am also an advisor for Sigma Alpha Lambda.
A place I love in my home region: My favorite places include most anywhere warm, with a body of water and lots of outdoor nature!