I enjoy listening to the hopes and goals of a student in a safe space, without judgment or preconceived expectations. After learning about what inspires a student, I dive in! I take pride in sharing the knowledge I’ve acquired through the years, researching new possibilities, and sharing information, resources, and my professional perspective.
Throughout my partnership with students, I aim to increase their self-awareness and empower them to make informed decisions. Together, we explore their strengths, perceived barriers, and their ideas of personal “success.” We also discuss how they envision their future unfolding and the steps required to reach short and long-term goals.
One size does not fit all. My passion is finding creative ways to supplement, enhance, and expand upon the “traditional” educational pathways. I am upbeat, supportive, encouraging, and reassuring, and I believe these traits enable me to connect quickly and build strong relationships with students and families.
Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, I attended the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate and stayed in New England. I earned my M.Ed. in Educational Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. I then served as a high school counselor and school counseling director, a collegiate career advisor and internship coordinator, and a school counselor at an online public charter school. I currently complement my Strategies for Success work as a seasonal admissions application reader for Boston University.
With over 20 years of experience in varied areas and levels of education, I have become skilled at providing individualized support to students and their families. I consider supporting and empowering families throughout their educational journeys an honor and privilege.