Tell us about the team you work with. I am blessed to work with a fantastic group of amazing people. My team comes to work daily equipped with pixie dust and wands, ready to make magic happen for our campus. We pride ourselves on making the impossible happen, from complicated purchases to complex contracts. If I could give each team member a superhero cape, I would; they deserve it.
You have been with UC Merced for more than 14 years. What changes over that time stand out for you? Watching the campus grow with the 2020 expansion project is breathtakingly unique. When I started in 2008, our student population was only roughly 4,500; this semester, our total enrollment is 8,544. The growth with both the 2020 project and student enrollment is impressive. What has also stuck with me is the work-life balance the university offers. I am the mother of a large family, and work-life balance has allowed me to be the professional businesswoman and mother I am today.
Describe your communication style in three words. Don't call me.
What do you like to do to relax? If I'm at home, you will find me snuggled on the couch, watching TV with a blanket. If I need to hit the reset button, you will find me camping by a lake in the mountains.
You can have only three apps on your phone unrelated to your job. What are they? Amazon, Facebook and Pokemon Go.
You're walking out on a stage. What's your entrance song? "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys.