For close to fifteen years, I have held several rewarding positions in higher education, and prior to that, specialized in marketing and development for the nonprofit sector. Throughout my career, my goal has been to work collaboratively with others to pursue positive impact in the world.
As a Former Admissions Officer for Washington University in St. Louis, I enjoyed working with high school students and families to discover if our school was the right fit for them. For five years, I was immersed in the cycle of recruitment which included travel, presentations, interviews, application review and tough decisions. This experience gave me an intimate knowledge of selective college admissions as well as empathy for young people entering a new and uncertain phase in their lives.
Along the way, I have also gained valuable experience in academic advising, coaching public speaking, and connecting students with opportunities for community involvement. Most recently, I have shifted my focus to graduate school admissions which has furthered my understanding of the educational landscape in the United States.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, I love learning about other cultures and spent several years living in a small town in Japan. My husband and I took a year off work to travel to 14 countries on our honeymoon, but there are still many places left to visit! I also enjoy art, writing, reading, running, volunteering, and my two cats.