I am currently a reference librarian at a mid-sized public library. Previously, I was an academic counselor at my Alma mater, Oregon State University. (There are many fun facts about OSU, but my favorite it that OSU is one of only two universities in the United States designated a land-, sun-, sea- and space-grant institution).
I spent my first stint at OSU as a college student where I earned my B.S. in Sociology. While my father innocently wondered aloud “what are you going to do with that degree?,” I realized the benefits my liberal arts education provided in regards to nurturing creative and critical thinking and the desire to pursue life-long learning opportunities.
Since then, I earned my M.Ed. in Student Affairs in Higher Education across the country at the University of Florida and spent the next 6 years putting the student affairs theory I learned into practice every day in my job as an academic adviser.
Five years after earning my M.Ed., I went back to school to earn my MSLIS via Florida State University’s College of Information. I loved what I learned and constantly recognized connections between information sciences and student affairs.