What do you do at Brandeis?
I am the Department Coordinator for the Department of Community Living. I support DCL staff and help maintain the overall function of our office. I respond to inquires and requests from our students and their parents on various residential issues via phone, email and in person. I manage the reservation and use of residential hall common rooms for meetings and events. And, as I learned from a student a couple years back, I am notoriously known for lock changes and notification I send out to residents who have lost or misplaced their keys, which is also a process I manage.
I have worked at Brandeis for 11 years, working as Department Coordinator of the Intercultural Center for the first 7 years.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I love traveling near and far to visit family. I LOVE food - growing, cooking and eating it. I also make lotions, creams and salves as a hobby.
Please share interesting facts about yourself that others don't know?
I have two beautiful and thoroughly entertaining grandchildren which some colleagues actually know since I feel it is my grandparently duty to "share" pictures every chance I get.
I am Caretaker of an organic farm where I actively help grow and care for a lot of the plants and animals I eat! YUM!
To compliment and balance my obvious love of food, I am queen of the "reduction plan" (never say diet!). No carb, low carb, calories in-calories out, calorie burning, reading food labels for grams of fat, sodium, sugar, protein, preservatives - you name it! I'm a bit of a fanatic in a healthy and responsible way.
"Students are the Reason"
The Division of Student Life and Success includes various offices that work to enrich the student experience. These offices are overseen by the Dean of Students, Jamele Adams. Student Life serves as an advocate for all Brandeis students, strives to ensure the quality of their overall co-curricular experience at the university, and promotes opportunities for students to engage in leadership activities and to experience personal, social, and emotional growth and development.
The staff maintains a varied program of social, cultural and intellectual events during the academic year. Our staff works to build a community based upon mutual understanding and consideration. The work of student life and success reflects the commitment to our core values: citizenship, integrity, respect, civility, lifelong learning and embracing diversity.