What brought you to Taft?
When I met with faculty and staff, toured the campus and learned about Taft's rich history, I knew I wanted to be a part of this incredible place. The people are so kind, and Taft's mission and motto really resonate with my personal values and professional goals.
I worked in College Admissions for several years. It was often difficult to meet with incredibly talented prospective students and then have challenging conversations about affording a college education. I wanted to find a way to make education more accessible to all deserving students. That is exactly what development does. When you give to your alma mater, you are making it easier for the best and brightest to matriculate at a place like Taft. In Admissions, I saw how the generosity of alumni and community members could impact someone's life. Not only do I see that in Development, I am helping create those opportunities.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I really enjoy looking at Potter's Pond. It's a beautiful view on a magnificent campus.
What's your favorite Taft-ism?
I'm still learning, but I'm really enjoying the unique vocabulary. Lowermids, mids, uppermids. The Jig. When I heard students talking about "grades" I assumed they were discussing how well they did on the latest test or quiz. I'm still getting the hang of the campus and the lingo but it's fun to learn.
What makes you laugh?
My seven-month-old daughter makes me chuckle. She has these incredible facial expressions. She doesn't talk yet but her babbling is really funny. She is the cutest baby in New England (although I might be a little biased).
What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
My father would always share bits of wisdom with my sister and me when we were younger. One of my favorite things he taught me was that it is important to be both confident and humble simultaneously. I feel this message is pretty similar to Taft's mission to "work hard, without regard for public acclaim."