Associate Director of Admission/Communication Specialist
Hometown: Madison, Indiana
What did you do prior to Hanover? I was a newspaper reporter.
What do you love about Hanover? I love being able to see the connections students make with their peers and our faculty and staff. Those connections can make such a massive difference in the lives of everyone involved. For me to play a small part in connecting those people at Hanover – that’s beautiful.
What's your favorite place on campus or in Madison? Downtown Madison. As the country’s largest National Historic District, you’re constantly immersed in history. At the same time, there’s an exciting, new energy with growing businesses and huge art and music festivals. Plus – and I may be biased – but Madisonians are the friendliest people you’ll meet.
What are some of your interests, and what sort of things keep you busy? I like to think of myself as a blossoming foodie, so any opportunity to travel around the region and try out a new restaurant - I’m taking it! Louisville, Cincinnati and Indy are awesome to explore!
What's your pump-up song? “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
Is there anything that you've always wanted to do but never have? Run a marathon… but maybe I’ll start with a half.
If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be - and why? Tokyo, Japan. I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture and food (of course), so I’d love to experience it first-hand.
What's something that your coworkers might not know about you? I almost pursued a theatre degree. After acting in lead roles in high school, I took acting courses in college, but felt too shy at the time to pursue it any further. Now, I encourage every student I speak with to explore all of their passions and not hold back!
What advice would you give to students who are navigating the college search process? Trust your gut. Visit any and all of the colleges you might be considering (more than once, if possible). Living the life of a student, even just during your campus visit, can be incredibly eye-opening.
BA in Journalism, Indiana University Bloomington 2010