Assistant Dean of Admissions
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee
615 S Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
Hometown: I grew up just south of Lewis & Clark in Salem, OR.
Favorite spot on campus: The trail on the Law School campus that connects to Tryon Creek State Park. It’s a great place to escape when you need to clear your head and get some fresh air.
Little-known fact about me: I don’t react to poison ivy or poison oak. I grew up near some incredible forests and found myself tripping into poison oak all the time. I liked to think of it as my own little superpower growing up.
Piece of advice for students in the college search process: Find your fit! What’s best for you may not be what is or was best for those around you. These next four years are about your own personal growth. The place that you can best nurture the roots you’re planting, is the place you should be. It’s about finding that balance for yourself in this step in your life, and that can look completely different for each of us. Don’t be afraid to break away from the norm or from the voices buzzing around you.
Favorite place to spend time in Portland: Awake Coffee Shop in Sellwood. Not only do they have the best lavender latte, but they also sell local art, their food is delicious, and they try to remain as locally sourced as possible. Odds are if it’s a sunny morning on the weekend, you can find me there with my dog, Porter.
If I was stranded on a desert island, I would want these three things: A beach volleyball for some entertainment, a radio that only plays good beach tunes, and my dog Porter.
If I didn’t work in Admissions, I would be: I’d without a doubt be a wildlife journalist for some place like National Geographic. It combines my love of travel, nature, animals, and the environment all in one.