Assistant Director of Student Services
Hometown: Boiling Springs, PA
What do you enjoy most about your role at Dickinson Law? I love all parts of my job, but my most favorite part is the relationships formed with students, faculty, and staff. The Dickinson Law community is second to none — by far the most close-knit, welcoming and supportive group of colleagues. I love that I get to work directly with students and build real, long-lasting relationships, which only makes it harder to say goodbye when students graduate!
A Dickinson Law favorite: My favorite event at Dickinson Law is Commencement. I appreciate the pomp and circumstance of the event, but more importantly, I view it as an opportunity to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the colleagues we have come to know throughout the past three years. We’ve watched these students evolve, cheered them on along the way, and as part of Commencement, it’s time to collectively recognize their achievements as they step into the next phase of their legal careers.
Best piece of advice for anyone considering Dickinson Law: Speak with current students, whether it be during a campus visit or Admitted Student Open House. The questions that you have are likely the same questions they had when they were in your shoes. Take advantage of their wisdom and experience!
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: Spend time with my family. My husband, two children, and two dogs keep me quite busy!
You’d never guess…: I consider myself a hobbyist playwright. One of my plays received a full production at the York Little Theatre in 2010. Several of my 10-minute plays have received staged readings throughout the Harrisburg area within the past several years. My goal is to write another full-length play within the next two years.
Life before Dickinson Law: I began my career in higher education in the Admissions Office of Harrisburg University of Science & Technology (HU). Since then, I’ve held roles in Records and Registration at HU and in the office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at Harrisburg Area Community College. Non-traditional students are near and dear to my heart, as I completed my undergraduate degree in my early 20s while working full-time and caring for a young child.
Three words to describe yourself: Attentive, creative, passionate
Favorite book: Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
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