Pronouns
she/her/hers
Title
Associate Director & Community Action Program Director
Office Phone
Office
Green Hall, 2-S-3
Bio/Description

Role

As the Associate Director & Community Action Program Director, I have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and critical reflection connected to civic values and social responsibility. I work to foster a civic ethos on-campus, introducing students, faculty, staff and partners to service and Princeton’s commitment to community engagement through Orientation and first-year student engagement. I provide oversight for assessment of student learning, community impact, and celebrate achievements in service. 

Background

My professional career has been dedicated to service and civic engagement in higher education. Prior to Princeton, I was the director of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at the George Washington University where I had the opportunity to lead a dynamic team focused on co-curricular engagement with the goal of developing an engaged citizenry. During my time at Northeastern University, I designed and implemented new service programs using experiential learning models and expanded partnerships both locally and globally. My love for direct service blossomed while an undergraduate and graduate student at Boston University and continued when I became the coordinator and advisor to student-led service projects in the Community Service Center. 

I earned a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Analysis & Policy, a M.A. in Energy & Environmental Analysis, and a certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University. I also hold a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership & Management from Northeastern University where my research focused on campus-community partnerships.

Fun Fact

When not in the Pace Center, I can be found with my husband John, and our twin daughters, Emma and Lily. I am also always planning my next travel adventure, looking for a great deal on a new pair of shoes, and cheering on the NY Yankees!

Areas of Expertise

  • Service-learning Pedagogy and Research
  • Community Partnership Development
  • Student Leadership
  • Facilitation and Training
  • Reflection
  • Risk Management