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Undergraduate Academic Advisor • Partnership Program at Western Colorado University
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I am an Academic Advisor for CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. Hailing from a Cleveland suburb, I earned my B.S. degree in Science Education from the University of Ohio in 2008. Prior to joining CU Boulder’s Student Support and Advising Services team in 2022, I taught science in various capacities across the West, including at Denver School for Science and Technology, Keystone Science School, and the Alzar School. I transitioned to a period of employment with organizations grounded in environmental stewardship and outdoor pursuits while attending graduate school at the University of Montana, where I attained an M.S. degree in Environmental Studies.

In my free time, you can find me adventuring with my border collie or tinkering with my vintage school bus.