Northeastern University - Silicon Valley
6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd
San Jose, CA 95138
ATTN: Lisa Rogers, 600 California Street SF
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
- MEd in Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago
- BS in Social Work, University of Vermont
What are the brief specifics of your educational/career background?
I received a BS in Social Work from the University of Vermont and a MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. During graduate school I worked in Residence Life and then transitioned to academic advising for my post-graduate work at the University of Michigan.
What are the key aspects of your role at Northeastern? What do you enjoy most/find most interesting about what you do?
I provide academic advising for graduate students in the College of Computer and Information Science at the Silicon Valley and San Francisco campuses. The best part about my job is getting to connect with students on a personal level to support their academic goals.
What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?
The College of Computer and Information Science is at the forefront of innovation during a time in which technology is impacting the landscape of all that we do. Interacting with faculty and students who are leading this change makes it a compelling place to work.
Where did you grow up/spend the most defining years of your child/young adulthood?
I grew up in a military family so I spent a lot of my childhood moving around the East Coast as well as in Europe every few years. We finally settled in Maine, which I now call home.
What led you to work in your field and/or study at your college? Any reason in particular why you opted for those particular schools/careers (family history, a program you were excited about, a city you were dying to live in)?
As an undergraduate student, I worked as a Resident Assistant for three years. Through this experience I encountered like-minded people and found that I was able to practice the skills I was learning via my social work education. I developed a passion for working with students during this time. I continued this trajectory into my graduate study and never looked back.