"I am originally from Crescent City, CA but have lived in the Central Valley for over 8 years. I attended CSU, Chico were I earned a B.A. in History and a M.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. I enjoy spending time with my three dogs, wakeboarding, swimming and traveling. I came to work at UC Merced for the opportunity to build something new and focus on implementing services that meet students ever changing needs. Working at the SFC has given me the opportunity to study customer service and the overall student experience; through this I have worked with our team to develop a One Stop operation that is designed to promote self sufficiency and student success."