What was your first job after university?
After university, I worked for Trinity Western University, piloting my undergraduate research on identity formation and student retention. I have been working within the university setting ever since and have had the privilege of being in many different roles and departments over the past seventeen roles. I am passionate about the student experience and providing platforms and services that allow students to explore, transform, and prepare for life after university.
What is one of your most memorable experiential learning opportunities?
My most memorable experience is being a resident assistant at TWU. It was during this time I learned how to lead and support others. I discovered a lot about who I was as an individual, how Christ viewed me, and found a passion for working with students and within higher education.
What is a new competency you are working towards?
I recently attended a three day workshop on managing change. I look forward to applying what I learned to the various projects I am apart of in my current role and using new tools to helps projects and individuals impacted become even more successful.
What career advice has been the most helpful for you?
I think of three lessons or principles when I think of my own career. First, always leave a role when it is hard to leave it. Second, choose what is best over what is good. Third, a quote I found a few years after university which says, “in one minute I can change my attitude and in that one minute I can change my entire day”. Spencer Johnson