Hello and welcome! This website is my first real stab at establishing a professional identity, and so I expect it to change rapidly and often in the next little while. (If you ever have any questions about where something’s gone, or some feedback about changes I’ve made, please feel more than free to get in touch with me!)
I am about a year outside of finally finishing my Master’s in Counseling degree at Eastern Michigan University; my track is College Counseling. I also did my undergrad here at EMU, with a major in geology and a minor in math. Although I’ve left those fields, advocacy for STEM education, especially for women and minorities, is still very important to me. I’d be happy to talk your ear off about it if you’d like!
I am an INFJ to the core. My “strengths”, based on the StrengthsFinder 2.0, are: Futuristic, Ideation, Intellection, Learner, and Strategic. Balancing these very cognition-oriented strengths, with which I strongly identify, with my very emotionally-oriented MBTI results has been eye-opening – and has influenced and impacted the way that I conceptualize career counseling. I am hoping to have a more well-developed post on these thoughts, including what I perceive as the advantages and disadvantages of each system, coming soon!
Another dichotomy that I believe will encapsulate the early parts of my career is striking the balance that’s right for me between counseling and student affairs. Right now, I consider myself an emerging professional in both fields. I am in the process of trying to define what that means to me.
The standard claimer would be that all content you can read on this site is comprised of my own ideas unless specifically credited to someone else or recognized as common knowledge; the standard disclaimer would be that I am neither a professional nor an expert, and nothing you can read on this should be taken as counsel or legal advice. Along the same vein, nothing on this site should be taken as representing the views of anybody but myself, including my employers or the organizations I volunteer for.