Favorite Chicago Restaurants: There are so many places to eat in Chicago it is impossible to have a favorite. However, I am always looking for new sushi and pizza places to try.
Favorite Part of the Day: My morning walk from the train always energizes me.
Hometown: New Lenox, IL
Tell us a little about your personal/professional background?
I have been working professionally in higher education for the past ten years. Initially I wanted to be a social sciences teacher in order to make a difference in the lives of students. However, I found that working in higher education can be just as awarding and allow me to focus on leadership development with college students. I began my career as an Admissions counselor at Eastern Illinois University, while obtaining my Master of Science degree in College Student Affairs. From there, I have worked for various universities while continuing to progress in my career. I decided to stay in higher education because I really enjoy helping and empowering others. Education is the key to success and by creating relationships and partnerships I am able to help others reach their goals. This is the most rewarding aspect of my profession.
How did you end up working at UIC?
When I began looking to take the next step in my career, I wanted to make sure I was moving to an incredible university where I felt that I could make a difference. I felt that UIC Liautaud was a perfect match of both.
What are you most excited to do as the Director of Admissions and Student Enrollment?
UIC Liautaud is a top notch university with amazing faculty and student services. I look forward to spreading the word about a business school that has been a best kept secret in Chicago.
What critical information should students know about?
I would like students to know that I always have their best interests in mind when we meet and I look to work with them on finding the best educational path for their future. Students should feel free to contact me directly at any time.