I am originally from New Jersey, but moved to New Mexico shortly after I finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology, in search of open space and big skies. After working for a few years in clinical research, I shifted gears to pursue a Master of Architecture at UNM. My thesis research focused on students’ socialization into the discipline of architecture and I enjoyed it so much, I continued on to complete a PhD in Architecture at the University of Michigan. I broadened my research to capture the experiences of first-generation, female and students of color in architecture to understand how they acclimated to this discipline which is historically white, male and upper class. I have worked with students in higher education in a variety of roles over the years: instructor, researcher, coach and mentor. I am continually inspired by the hard work, motivation, persistence and dedication that I've seen in my students and I look forward to guiding you in your journey to meet your personal academic goals.