"While some epiphanies are dramatic and sudden, most occur gradually and incrementally. We may not know for years that a single lecture or conversation or experience started a chain reaction that transformed some aspect of ourselves." -Chickering & Reisser (1993), p.43

As I go through my life, I am a firm believer that everything has an influence on me. The people around, the jobs I have, the roles I play, the books I read. For my whole life, I have always planned to be an educator. I started out my undergrad program at Ashland University as a middle grades education major, but as a result of the people I encountered, the conversations I had, and the roles I held in student organizations, I found my path into the field of Higher Education and Student Affairs. I graduated from a Master's program in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University in the spring of 2008, after which my husband and I moved to North Carolina where I started working as an academic advisor.
My husband is my best friend and partner in crime. We met on New Year's Eve at a church conference in 2003 through some mutual friends, and that faith and friendship has now led us to almost 3 years of marriage and counting.
We have a 3 year old Australian Cattle dog (aka Red Heeler) named Emma who is quite a handful, but we like her (most days).

So, here it is: some aspect of ourselves.
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