Where did you go to college?
I went to Indiana University (B.A. journalism and political science; M.S. higher education and student affairs).
How long have you been with the College of Engineering?
I’ve been here since September 2013.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Seeing how each student changes in just one year.
What is your approach to advising?
To create a balance of challenge and support for students
What is the most unusual job you’ve had?
Resident director on Semester at Sea — I got paid to hang out with college students on a ship as we sailed around the world, visiting 10 different countries.
What are your interests?
I enjoy clothing, how people adorn themselves, identity development, popular culture, my daily outfit blog (whatjanewore.tumblr.com) and thrift store shopping.
What advice do you have for students?
Set goals each semester for different areas of your life.
What are your favorite TV shows?
I like Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, The Killing and Nashville.
What is your favorite Book?
Democracy by Joan Didion.
What is your favorite song, band or type of music?
Debaser by the Pixies.