Q: What drew you to MSUM?
A: I think that it’s a fabulous community for being connected with the students. I love the size of the campus and the fact that we can have that close connection with a slightly smaller sized campus but all the opportunities of a state college. I can sense the grit, humility, and heart within all the people that I have met so far and all of the students that I have corresponded with. I think the atmosphere and opportunities here are really compelling.
Q: What is your favorite part about MSUM so far?
A: I think the hummingbird outside the Center for Arts is so cool. I love that we have art and sculptures displayed on campus. Also, the people I have met so far. The warmth that exudes from people at MSUM is contagious and I love it.
Q: How do you prefer to start your workday?
A: I am someone that likes to enter my workday with a head full of steam about the creative work that I’m going to do that day. When I get into the classroom it’s kind of like a really productive party. I also admit, a good cup of coffee is a must for me."
Q: What energizes you at work?
A: The energy from the students. I think that meeting people at a very exciting and important time of their life allows me to feed off of their energy and give it back to them.
Q: What’s the best advice you were ever given and who was it from?
A: It was from my mother who passed away a few years ago and it is to spread light. That’s exactly what she did everyday of her life, and I have that light in me, so I like to share it with other people which causes a chain reaction so they in turn spread light. I think that is probably the most powerful yet simple advice that I have ever been given.
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