Ph.D. German Studies, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 2014
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Longwood University, Farmville, VA, 2019
M.B.A. Business Administration and Marketing, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 2003
M.A. German Studies, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, 2000
B.A. German and Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1996
Certified Life Coach, Life Coach Institute, 2008
2019-present: Online Counselor and Life Coach
2018-2019: Internship, Hampden-Sydney College Counseling Center: provide mental health counseling to students for a range of issues primarily including mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, academic concerns, LGBTQ, relational and family issues, substance use disorders, and general adjustment.
2017: Internship, Longwood University Counseling and Psychological Services: provided mental health counseling to students for a range of issues primarily including mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, academic concerns, LGBTQ, relational and family issues, substance use disorders, and general adjustment; conducted an anxiety and stress treatment group.
2017: Practicum, Ferguson Career Center, Hampden-Sydney College: provided career coaching, resume workshops, as well as assistance with job and internship searches; conducted workshops on how to find your ideal job.
2015-2019: Academic Advisor, Hampden-Sydney College: met with advisees prior to the beginning of the semester to discuss courses to be taken, housing, and resources available to them on campus; organized several workshops for my incoming freshmen: 1) Time Management, 2) How to be successful in college, 3) How to find a major and career that is right for me; monitored their academic performance closely and sent out early email alerts after week three and deficiency notices after midterms; scheduled meetings with students who were struggling and designed a plan with them, to help them succeed. During week 11, I met with all advisees to discuss their schedule for the upcoming semester.
2019-Present Teaching Assistant Professor of German, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, UNC at Chapel Hill
2014-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor of German, Modern Languages Department, Hampden-Sydney College
FURTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Online Business English Instructor, B-Speak! English for MBA Students, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2018, Summer 2019
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Visiting Faculty Member of German, Spring 2012
Graduate Lecturer of German, Purdue University, School of Languages and Cultures, Spring 2010-Spring 2014
Online German Teacher, blendedschools.net, Fall 2012-Spring 2014
Online German Teacher, Edgenuity, Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Online German Teacher, Connections Academy, Fall 2013-Fall 2014
High School German Teacher, Harrison High School, W. Lafayette, IN, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
High School German Teacher, Clearwater High School, Clearwater, FL, Fall 2006-Spring 2010
RELEVANT SPECIALIZED TRAINING
2018 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
2018 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
2016 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
2014 Safe Zone Training
2017-present American Counseling Association (ACA)