I was a first generation college student from a Midwestern working class family. I earned my B.A. in Political Science and Spanish at Marquette University and spent one of those years (best year of my life SO FAR!) at La Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
After graduating from college, I moved to Southern California (with a seven-month stopover in Hawai'i on the way). I later earned a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and was employed at USC for 16 years before spending 13 years as a director of college counseling at independent prep schools in California and New Mexico.
I joined the GW Admissions staff in January 2015 and proudly represent GW on the West Coast. When not in D.C. or out on the road recruiting, I work from a home office in Albuquerque. My best "only at GW" moment in my first year was seeing a Colonial basketball victory (double overtime!) at the Smith Center and appearing on SportsCenter as I was cheering a Yuta Watanabe dunk from a seat behind the basket. Go Colonials!