I'm a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, and transplanted to southern WV in 2006 for a great job at WVU Tech as Director of their Student Support Services program. Before moving to WV, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Pace University and my Master's in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, all in NYC. After completing my Master's, I worked for Pace University as a Career Counselor for 11 years, and then at Iona College for 3 1/2 years, also as a Career Counselor where I provided counseling and career assessment using the Strong Interest Inventory.
Upon moving to WV in 2006, I worked at WVU Tech, providing career counseling and study skills support for students in their Student Support Services program - a TRIO program. I left Tech in 2009 in order to work part-time as a Learning Skills Specialist at Marshall University's School of Medicine. At that time, I needed more flexibility in my schedule so I could travel back and forth to NYC to care for my elderly mother.
I resigned Marshall in early October of 2012 to relocate back to Brooklyn to care for my mother. Sadly, she passed away in November. I've returned to WV to finish up my doctoral degree in Higher Education at Marshall University and to find a full-time job.
I've been blessed to work with a rich diversity of students from all walks of life, both here in WV and in NYC. I have learned so much from them, and am inspired by many students' strength and determination to overcome adversity in their young lives. I also strongly believe that finding a career and/or the right college can be one of the most important decisions students will make; they need self-confidence and someone who really cares to help them navigate that process. I feel that my job is really to help them grow in the direction they choose.
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