I work specifically with students interested in psychology, sociology and ethnic and gender studies, and social work. Additionally, I help students who are still exploring their options. My background is in education; I completed both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Northern Iowa. I first discovered my passion for working at a community college while completing a graduate practicum experience in advising at Hawkeye several summers ago. I am so excited to be at Hawkeye, working with students to explore their interests, creating a path to graduation, and helping them transition to and from Hawkeye as smooth as possible.
Tips for Transitioning to College
Make an effort to introduce yourself to your instructors and attend their office hours. Make yourself stand out—in a positive way.
Hawkeye has numerous resources and ways for you to get involved on campus, but you must make an effort to seek them out. Try to attend at least one activity or utilize one resource within your first two weeks of the semester. If you are feeling overwhelmed and do not know how to navigate all the resources, seek out any staff member who can guide you in the right direction
Meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester. They want to see you maximize the courses you take as a part of your degree and want to help ensure that your transition is as smooth possible after graduating from Hawkeye. We have up-to-date tip sheets in our office that is a great place to start exploring options.
Check your Hawkeye email daily. This is the college’s primary means of communication when you are a student. You do not want to miss any important deadlines because you missed an email. Additionally, when communicating with faculty and staff via email, make sure you are sending the message from your Hawkeye account.