Role in the CMAE: My role is Operations Manager for the Center - collaborating directly with the three directors, advisors, staff and student workers to streamline and support multiple efforts aimed at achieving the common goals of the Center.
Educational background: I studied early elementary education at Pacific University after having earned my Associates Degree from Lane Community College. Prior to that I attended and graduated from Trend West Business College with a certificate in administration.
Professional interests/pursuits: I look for multiple opportunities to participate in community efforts and personal engagements that can enhance my relationships with the people we serve at the University, and the organizations that serve them and have common interests to the mission of our Institution. I am certified in project management with the state of Oregon - and have found that the elements used for the multiple projects overseen by the state translate well into organizational procedures and reasoning skills that have benefitted my work at the UO and my volunteer efforts with many local organizations.
Favorite books: My favorite books are those that make you think without having to work too hard to understand what you have read. Books that feed my soul the most will incorporate life, life's lessons and history all together. I am forever a romantic and whether non-fiction or fiction, spiritual, educational or entertaining, I prefer a happy ending - tragedy or suffering is overcome and peace, joy and love are found.
Personal interests/life outside CMAE: I love walking with my husband and dog - preferably up Koosah falls in the snow, spending time with family, finding time to participate in community efforts such as working at Food for Lane County's "Diner", traveling - in state and elsewhere and am looking forward to more international travel - perhaps finding an opportunity to visit each continent.
Campus liaisons/committees: I am currently participating or have previously participated in the following UO committees and events:
- The Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC)
- Classified Staff Training and Advisory Committee (CSTAC)
- UO Classroom Committee
- The Strategic Action Planning Committee
- The MLK Awards
- The UO MLK Celebration
- UO Food for Lane County Drive
- Innovations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Reception
- Promotion and Tenure Workshops / Reception
- UO New Faculty and Staff Orientation
- The Distinguished Teaching Award Reception
- The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) Annual Open House
- The Oregon Young Scholars Annual Summer on Campus Experience
- The Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Committee
Unusual accomplishment: I was fortunate enough to have been at the UO and in a position that allowed me to participate in the creation of the UO's first diversity plan - which stemmed multiple efforts across campus that embrace and address the wisdom of a more diverse and culturally integrated campus and continue to morph into additional efforts that support this wisdom and enhance the campus population, it's academics, and it's climate.