What do you love about the all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart?
The all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart empowers our girls to become bold leaders. It also fosters and develops qualities of confidence, compassion and resilience.
What has been your proudest professional accomplishment?
It makes me so proud when students come back and tell me that they were prepared for research in their college classes. Some of my students have come back to teach here at Immaculate Heart and they tell their students that they still use strategies that I taught them.
Besides your position in the Library, what other roles do you play on campus?
For about 15 years, I was an adult leader for the Kairos retreats, both fall and spring. It was one of the most rewarding things I've been a part of during my 21 years at IHHS. I would encourage all seniors to go on Kairos before graduation. In addition, I am one of the co-moderators of the California Scholarship Federation and a council member of the Black Student Leadership Academy at Immaculate Heart.
What is a must-read book that you recommend to all of your students?
There are many books that I consider “must-reads,” but one I always come back to is A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. This beautifully-written book depicts themes of race relations, injustice and salvation , but the most important “lesson” is what makes a person a hero.