Tell us a little bit about yourself.
ULethbridge has been part of my life since 2004 when I came here to complete my BFA-Art (Art Studio) degree. Growing up in the Edmonton area, the University of Lethbridge was the fourth post-secondary institution I attended as I tried to answer the question – “What do I want to do when I grow up?” And luckily, Lethbridge has been a place to help me discover that answer. After graduation, I worked at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and then started work in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University. From there, I was able to take time to do my MFA at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
How long have you been at ULethbridge and what do you do here?
I just celebrated 15 years at ULethbridge and have worked in the Faculty of Fine Arts and now with the Career Bridge team. As a WIL programs instructor/coordinator, I support students in creating individualized courses that combine professional work opportunities (part-time roles that are paid or volunteer) and academic projects for the Applied Studies program. I also coordinate co-op students from all areas of the University and their employers.
What's the best part of your job?
I love working with students and helping them see a vision of their future and finding ways to make an impact on the world.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love being creative in any way I can — from a garden that bursts at the seams of my yard, to creating ceramic pieces, oil painting, and textile sculptures. I also love travelling and have been to 22 countries (and counting). I look forward to exploring more places soon.