Director, Career Planning
Originally from a small town “next door” to Wooster, Orrville, I was thrilled to come back to my home community in August 2015. I have spent 15+ years in higher education working in career planning, leadership education, and community engagement. My academic background includes a Bachelor in Business Administration from Kent State University and a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). While at BGSU, I found my professional niche at small liberal arts institutions through various internship experiences.
I love The College of Wooster community because we uniquely and holistically prepare students for their short term and long term professional goals while simultaneously supporting their personal development. I am energized by working with college students and challenging them connect their academics and out-of-the-classroom experiences to their future goals in a caring, fun, and supportive environment.
I live here in Wooster with my husband, Jamie, and daughters McKenna and Finnley. I love fitness and teach various group exercise classes on-campus and in the community. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends exploring our vibrant community!
Strengths: Communication | Responsibility | Woo | Includer | Arranger
Associate Director of Career Planning
I am a proud graduate of The College of Wooster where I took advantage of the liberal arts curriculum to explore many areas of study including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Africana Studies, Sociology, and even a little time in the Dance Department. After Wooster I continued my education at The University of Akron where I completed a Master of Arts in Education, focusing on Higher Education Administration. I’ve worked at Wooster for more than a decade and draw on my experience in the registrar’s office, alumni engagement and giving, and deep campus involvement to inform my work as Associate Director of Career Planning.
I’ve seen the many ways that a College of Wooster education prepares graduates for a successful launch into meaningful careers and future study, and I love helping students connect with resources at Wooster to explore, investigate, and prepare for what comes after graduation.
Outside of APEX, I enjoy attending campus and community events with my family and spending time at my sewing machine as I explore and learn about the intersection of quilting/textile art and social movements.
Strengths: Input | Communication | Learner | Woo | Ideation
Assistant Director of Career Planning
After spending over a decade in the corporate world, I was thrilled to shift into a career dedicated to making an impact. As the Assistant Director of Career Planning, I help prepare students for “what’s next” after graduation. I work with College of Wooster alumni and employers to connect students with opportunities that integrate their academic, personal and professional goals.
I received a liberal arts education in marketing and communications from Walsh University. My love for mentorship and career services developed at my previous organization. I recruited college students for internships, built customized mentorship programs, and collaborated with area employers and higher education career offices.
I enjoy hiking and watching historical documentaries (or the Wheel of Fortune, where I aspire to be a contestant).
Strengths: Achiever | Input | Strategic | Learner | Communication
Health Professions Advisor, Career Planning
I joined APEX in 2014 in the Global Engagement Office and now serve as the Health Professions Advisor in Career Planning. I help students plan their classes and offer advice on extracurricular activities and summer opportunities that will give them the necessary skills and experiences to succeed in the health professions. I also co-coordinate the Health Coach program with the Wooster Community Hospital.
I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and studied French and International Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Before coming to Wooster, I spent about three years living and working in France with high school students who were learning English and with graduate students hoping to study abroad in the United States.
Having gone to a large public university where it was easy to feel anonymous and lost, I appreciate Wooster’s small campus environment. I value getting to know students personally, allowing me to be more thoughtful in our advising sessions.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to new places and returning to old favorites, taking my dog on long walks, and relaxing with a good book.
Strengths: Empathy | Input | Intellection | Learner | Adaptability
Administrative Coordinator, Career Planning
I am an Administrative Coordinator in APEX, working primarily with the office of Career Planning. Some of the highlights of my current position include interacting with students, staff, and faculty through booking appointments, planning events, collecting data, and providing administrative support.
I have been employed at the College since 2005, and what I love most about Wooster is the strong sense of community across campus. I live in Wooster with my family and enjoy traveling as much as possible.
Strengths: Relator | Futuristic | Deliberative | Competition | Individualization.