My road in life took a while to figure out.
When I started college, I thought I wanted to be a licensed psychologist. I had plans to go on to graduate school and receive my Ph.D.
When I graduated college, I had plans to work with parents who were addicts to teach them about child development and help them get the resources their children needed.
I worked as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation worker for a week. It only took that long to realize I was not a good fit for the job and felt incredibly lost since I thought this was my "life's purpose."
I worked for a hospital in financial clearance, advocating for patients by working with insurance companies to try and get as much covered by insurance as possible.
I realized I really didn't enjoy working in healthcare. I had always longed to work with young children so I applied to work at a child development center.
Working at the Center helped me realize I love teaching, writing curriculum and lesson plans, and education but really didn't like the day-to-day of working with young children.
I got a job as a college recruiter at the University of Idaho. I traveled around telling students about our college and answering questions that they had.
I had an opportunity to help advise students during advising season and realized I really enjoyed the work. I approached my boss and asked to be considered for an advising position and here we are!


High School
Kellogg High School
University of Idaho


Academic Advising Specialist

I coach students through their higher education journey.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Helping People

Day to Day

I help college students navigate the university system by assisting them in course selection, walking them through self-exploration activities and major-exploration activities, helping to connect them to resources on campus to meet their needs, create programming to aid in student success, and find answers to any questions that students come to me with.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

"With a childhood like yours, you'll never succeed in college. Don't even bother applying or trying. You'll just end up in tons of debt with nothing to show for it."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student