What is your approach to advising?
Advising is a collaborative process between a student and their advisor. The student is in the driver's seat and the advisor helps to give navigation when the driver is lost or can't see the road ahead.
B.A., Psychology (Minors in Counseling and Special Education), San Francisco State University
M.S., Counseling - Concentration in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; Emphasis in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, San Francisco State University
How did you get here?
When I was in college, I didn't receive the best support in crafting my goals and how I could achieve them, so instead I picked up a copy of the Bulletin and did my own research into all the areas I was interested in and what classes I could take that would overlap in all the areas I needed. I was able to graduate college in two years with one major and two minors!
I have always had an interest in the educational field and began my work in higher education at Berkeley City College as an academic counselor. Since then, I have come full circle to my alma mater and am happy to be back.
What's your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy getting to be a part of the journey that students take from starting out not knowing what it is they want to do or what classes they need to take, to making it to the finish line and receiving their degree.
What advice do you have for SF State Gators?
Now is the time to expand your views — take classes in areas you don't know about but are curious, enjoy being a college student (with a balance between work and play), push yourself to stretch outside of your comfort zone, learn who you really are and what you like and don't like. Your time here will go by quicker than you think — don't look back and wish you did something but were too afraid to try!