As a former U.S. Marine and National Guard veteran, I have been passionate about service to others throughout my lifetime. After spending many years in undergraduate and graduate school, I learned of my love for higher education. Coming to the University of Oregon had been a dream of mine, as I was born in Oregon and have family here, but spent the last 20 years in the Midwest. Now I would like to take this opportunity to merge these two passions into one here at home, and begin service on the University of Oregon Senate.
I have been with the UO as a Fiscal Coordinator 2 since August of 2018, and would like to expand my footprint in a greater diameter, meet new people and provide service where it is needed.
Being a female veteran, I have experienced misogamy and discrimination, and the importance of diversity and inclusion throughout our shared community is the basis of our collaborative success. Additionally, I am driven to assist others that do not have the resources for opportunity that are readily available to others. Finally, I have much interest in sporting events, competition and athletic development despite gender-specific limitations.
I hold an MBA and have specialized experience in finance and taxation, which would allow me to be of assistance in financial and management issues with the UO Senate. I also hold a MS in Sports Management, which has given me a unique skill set in sports law and finance. Also, being a former personal trainer and competitor, I understand the unique skills needed to rise to the highest playing field, and I look forward to bringing these skills to the Senate.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to serving the University of Oregon!