My professional mission is to champion a world where everyone has a place to belong. My mission to help people all over the world create such a place for themselves led me to a career in education that took me to Japan, where I worked in civic international exchange, translation and interpreting, and study abroad programming. While my career took me halfway around the world, my own educational journey began right here at Columbia Basin College! My CBC education helped me lay the foundation to become the first in my family to graduate from college and then to complete graduate school before setting off for life and work abroad. My story is proof that your CBC education can prepare you to do anything you set your mind to and take you anywhere in the world you hope to go. In returning to CBC, I seek to empower students to become increasingly self-directed, self-assured learners by helping them access resources and services they need to forge for themselves a place in the world all their own.
M.Ed., Concordia University
B.A., Central Washington University
A.A.S., Columbia Basin College
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