I typically respond to any correspondence within 24 business hours. You may send me a message in the Canvas shell for the course or email me at email@example.com or call the Counseling office at 209-588-5130 for an appointment.
I joined the Academic Counseling team at Columbia College in August, 2017. In 2022, I began as the tenure track faculty counselor assigned to work with Disabled Studentds Programs and Services, Veteran Services, and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS).
I am also an instructor for the UC Davis Northern Training Academy and teach a variety of courses to social workers and I serve as a Court Investigator making recommendations to the Tuolumne County Superior Court about guardianships and conservatorships. Before Academic Counseling, I was the program specialist for the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program at Columbia College where I wrote curriculum and taught courses to foster parents and relative caregivers of children in foster care. I served as a social worker and supervisor for Adult, Child and Family Services in Tuolumne County for 12 years. Before moving to California, I was the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Coordinator at Florida International University located in Miami, FL. I grew up in Indiana and earned my Bachelor and Master's degrees in Ohio (ask me about the culture of mid-west barbecues!). I recently completed my second graduate studies degree, Masters in Social Work (MSW).
Master of Social Work (MSW), Louisiana State University (2023)
Master of Arts, College Student Personnel/Higher Education- Bowling Green State University (2003)
Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies- Bowling Green State University (2003)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- Miami University (2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies- Miami University (2000)
Additional graduate coursework:
Graduate Certificate, Adults with Learning Disabilities, Sacramento State University