- Academic Advisor
- Film & Media Studies, Theatre & Dance (students with last names L-Z)
1300 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
When I was growing up, I wanted to be any kind of “-ologist.” Well, first I wanted to be an astronaut, but after the powers that be at Space Camp relegated me to the undesirable “Public Affairs” position in the end-of-camp reenactment of a rocket launch, my career interests ricocheted between different types of earth science: geologist, seismologist, and volcanologist.
My favorite place on campus is…
When I arrived in Kansas from the mountains of North Carolina, I had one goal in mind: find a long walk that would tucker out the dog and also allow her to flop around in a body of water. So after a tedious week of unpacking, the pup and I hoofed it around campus and happened upon Potter’s Lake. Once we hit the grass, the pup took off to the shore to hunt frogs in the shallow water; it was love for both of us. Five years later, Potter’s Lake remains our primary destination on weekend excursions.
Advice for college students:
Be kind to yourself. The college experience can breed insecurity, anxiety, and stress. No good comes from comparing yourself to peers, striving to fulfill someone else’s expectations, or forcing a career path that no longer brings you joy. Give yourself room to grow, forgive yourself when mistakes arise, make time for self-care, and ask for help.