College/Department: Social Work
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Arts & Sciences 2090
Email: [email protected]
- Undergraduate Institution: Ferris State University
- Undergraduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
- Graduate Institution(s): Grand Valley State University
- Graduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Masters of Social Work
How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?
In a work meeting discussing how to assist different student populations.
What support system or mentors did you have in college?
My family did not support my education and I was embarrassed to ask for help so I lacked a support system and mentors.
What is something that you know now, that you wish you knew when you were in college?
Even though my family didn't value education, I was capable and deserving of an education.
What advice do you have for a first-generation college student pursuing a degree at
Seek ought support. It's ok not to know and it's also ok to ask.