Where are you from?
Palm Harbor, Florida
What do you enjoy most about working in FSC's Office of Admissions?
Since I grew up in Florida, I relate with students from the southeast. I really enjoy meeting high school students and helping them realize all the wonderful benefits of choosing to further their education at Florida Southern! The Admissions team at FSC is a wonderful group of people who are truly dedicated to helping students throughout the admissions process.
Do you have a favorite spot on campus?
The dock on Lake Hollingsworth at the FSC Waterfront Program is my favorite spot on campus. It's always nice to see students laying out, reading a book or relaxing by the lake.
What's the best tradition or campus event at Florida Southern?
"Blast Off" seems like a great campus event for first-year students. Every student organization is set up in the Jenkins Field House, giving first-year students a chance to interact with members from each organization and decide if they are interested in joining. It is a great opportunity to get well-linked in the campus community right in the first week of classes!
Describe a perfect Saturday in Lakeland.
A perfect Saturday in Lakeland would start walk or run around Lake Hollingsworth with my dog, Tucker, and my husband, Jon. Waterskiing on the lake in the beautiful Florida sunshine and meeting friends downtown for dinner would be a great way to spend the rest of the day.
Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?
Abuelo's Mexican Embassy in Lakeside Village. Fantastic!
The following counties in Florida: Alachua and Duval
Music I Love
Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and Sons, Bon Iver, Jason Mraz, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and almost everything else!
Movies I Love
Steel Magnolias, It's a Wonderful Life, Hope Floats, Disney movies
Books I Love
To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hunger Games, Death of a Salesman, E. E. Cummings poetry
Bachelor's in Public Relations with Minors in Business Administration and Leadership from the University of Florida
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined." —Henry David Thoreau
What about hobbies or outside interests?
I enjoy fishing, boating, going to the beach, equestrian show jumping, watching college football, running, and doing anything outside in sunny Florida!
Is there something about you that would surprise people?
Not really. I am pretty outgoing and it is easy to get to know me!
Other interesting facts?
I love to laugh. And I truly enjoy overseeing our Southern Ambassador student tour guide program. It is such a wonderful opportunity to work with current students, who provide constant reminders of why it is great to be a Florida Southern Moc!