Where do you work and what do you do?
I currently work for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (that’s a mouthful, I know!). I am a Rehabilitation Technician for DVR, which means I support counselors who work closely with individuals with disabilities. We work as a team to help people get employment opportunities that fit their abilities. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one in our program not working directly with students, however this work is very rewarding and inspires me to be a better student affairs professional.
Interesting fact about you:
Oh dear… I think it might be interesting to some that I am from Salt Lake City, Utah. I’m also someone who loves adventure. I bungee jumped of a 265 foot bridge in Costa Rica. It was and still is the craziest thing I have ever done!!
How do you de-stress?
As crazy as it sounds, commuting as become some what of de-stress zone for me. At first it stressed me out but then I realized I was putting energy into something that wasn’t worth it. Instead, I crank up KEXP and enjoy the ride!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope I am happy and healthy. I really want to be empowering students to see their strengths and abilities and help them turn that into a future. I will be starting an internship at Highline this summer, and I can see myself thriving in that type of setting.
What would you like to see within SUSDA?
SUSDA has been so supportive and creative so far! Since I am a non-traditional student who works off campus and doesn’t live near/on campus, I would love the opportunity to get to know more students who are in the same boat.