Senior associate director of admission and dorm head of Casa, where freshman girls live.
Favorite job perks
The time I get to spend with the incredible Casa girls and prefects; freshly picked (and then juiced) oranges; homemade guacamole; outdoor showers in January; beaches and mountains; the amazing Dining Hall staff and Maintenance Department; hundreds of role models for my children.
I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when
I visited for the first time. I felt so at home.
Since you asked me to brag, here's the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of
When my senior advisees told me that I "...empower girls to be the strong and independent girls that they truly are."
When not in the Admission Office I can be found
Shuttling my kids around, out on a morning run, or watching sports with my family (my kids' games, Thacher events, and almost every professional Boston team event that is televised).
Favorite place at Thacher
Sitting on the couch on our back patio looking out at Matilija Peak and swimming in the pool with my kids on late summer afternoons.
Favorite place on earth
Queenstown, New Zealand; Vancouver, British Columbia; Flathead Lake, Montana; Ojai.
Favorite place in my imagination
Singing Thunder Road with Bruce Springsteen.
The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without
My running and chill patio playlists; A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren; family albums and videos.
Hardly anybody knows that I
Lived in Georgia for five years growing up and had a thick southern accent. All it takes is about five minutes of conversation with someone from the south or an episode of Friday Night Lights and I’m throwing “y’all” around like I never left.
What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)
What I want to be when I grow up (now)
As thoughtful, giving, energetic, and beloved by her children as my mom.