B.A. Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University
I grew up in a small, remote farming town in north-central Pennsylvania. Growing up in the country taught me to love and cherish the outdoors- the solitude, the simplicity, the peace. I grew up without TV thus most of my childhood was spent exploring the 500 acres that surrounded our home.
My mother is an artist who decided to go back to school for counseling/psych but continued to pour art into all aspects of her life, while my father is a physician who loves all things outdoors and adventure. I also have an older sister who is an RN and just welcomed her first child.
When asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always say a racecar driver. I still have yet to let the dream go, maybe someday…
Throughout college I taught a drug and alcohol education program and volunteered over 1,000 hours on a crisis hotline.
As a child, my grandparents had a house in the Cayman Islands. Unfortunately, they sold their home years ago but I would love to go back someday and relive the magic of that island as an adult.
I enjoy spending time with the people I love and prefer to be outdoors, exploring the beautiful state in which I live. I also love reading, art, and music.
I know leaving work each night that I have made a difference in the lives of the students I work with, no matter how small that impact might be, it gives me purpose and fulfillment in life.