What do you hope students take from your sessions?
I hope from our individual and class meetings, students feel valued and capable.
Besides counseling, what other roles do you play on campus?
I work with the sophomore class, facilitate groups on campus, chaperone trips and retreats and occasionally yell “GO PANDAS!” at athletic events.
What is your favorite thing to order from the Panda Cafe?
THE CHOCOLATE MUFFIN.
What is your favorite Immaculate Heart tradition?
Dancing to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” at the end of every school celebration.
What do you love about the all-girls environment at Immaculate Heart?
I love the sense of empowerment and acceptance one ampus. This allows our students to unapologetically explore who they are.
What do you love about Catholic education?
Catholic education takes the whole student into consideration and facilitates their intellectual, spiritual and social-emotional growth.
What is special about an Immaculate Heart graduate?
I’m slightly biased, being a graduate myself, but Immaculate Heart graduates are marked by their authenticity, curiosity, compassion, depth and determination. Some of my favorite people are pandas!
What is something special about working at Immaculate Heart?
The adults on campus truly care about the students’ well-being in and out of the classroom. I work alongside very intelligent and compassionate individuals and they help make IH very special.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
My fondest memories as a student were on the quad, where my friends sat. I feel the quad is the heart of our campus and it’s special to see current students making memories in the same spot where my friends and I shared unforgettable moments.
How did you know you wanted to be a counselor?
In college, I volunteered at an after school program. After graduating, I reflected back on the sense of purpose and fulfillment I felt when working with students. That inspired me to pursue a career in counseling.
What is a must-read book that you recommend to all of your students?
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
What has been your favorite place to travel? Where would you like to travel next?
My favorite place to travel is Mexico. Each state is so different and there is so much to do, eat and explore.