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Hickerson House, Room 202

Contact | 919-843-8586

Alma Mater:

Hamburg University, Hamburg in Germany


M.A. in Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology
Ph.D. in Sociology and Gender and Diversity Studies

Additional Languages:

German (1st language)
French (intermediate)
Spanish (basic)

What I enjoy most about working with students:

Learning about students, their aspirations, passions, fears, and hopes, and helping to find ways to dream, succeed, and live well through college – even when, or especially when you never thought you’d belong here.

My hometown:

A tiny village in rural northern Germany is where I grew up, and Hamburg in Germany is where I lived for about 20 years. Then I moved to Chicago, and now I live in Durham.

First job out of college:

Tour manager and roadie for indie rock and punk bands. Not the healthiest employment option but makes for some good stories.

Lowest grade I got as an undergrad:

C- in Statistics I + II

If I didn’t work for Advising I would:

Be a wolf biologist doing field work.

Bucket list item:

Dog sledding in Alaska and getting better at Spanish.