I have taught at Castleton University for the past 14 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Social Work Department. My philosiphy is to connect with my students as much as possible and to encourage you to connect with your classmates. I strive to provide real world examples for the content of the course material, preparing your for work in the field of Human services from the start.
I have worked full time at Otter Valley Union High School for 24 years as a High School Counselor. I have learned a great deal working with students and families through the years and listening to their stories.
I also worked for five years as a family therapist with children and families for Rutland Mental Health, in their outpatient services. During that time I was also a clinician for the Step Program for sexually reactive children ages 6 to 12.
I earned my M.Ed. at the Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amerherst, in mental health and a certificate of advanced graduate study (C.A.G.S.) in family therapy. from the same department.
I served in the United States Peace Corps after college and before graduate school. For over two years I lived in Benin, West Africa. I worked with women’s cooperatives on small business plans and with the village health center for nutrition education and well baby checks. Upon close of service for the Peace Corps, I back packed around the world for 7 months.
I attended Washington University in St. Louis MO for my undergraduate degree, double majoring in Psychology and French. During my junior year, I attended the Univeristy de Rablais, in Tours, France.
I continue to travel extensively, having spent three weeks in China, the summer of 2019, and taking any opportunity possible to explore new cultures. I enjoy snowshoeing with my dog Finn, while home in Vermont.