God is My Bridge

Where are you going!? What about your PhD?! These were (and continue to be) the first two responses I receive after telling people I resigned from my position with Maryland Made Terps. And though I appreciate the eagerness, fervor, and curiosity – these questions revealed something more significant to me. As a community, we often look…

Say What’s Real

Where do I fit in? Last week I attended the 2022 NAFSA Annual Conference in Denver! Not only was this my first time in Colorado, but this was my first NAFSA after being introduced to international education as an industry just two years ago. For those who aren’t familiar, NAFSA is the world’s largest and…

@MDMadeTerps

Wow!! What a first 6.5 months it has been! When I first accepted my job at Maryland, I knew it was going to be a grind. Late nights during the week. Work on some weekends. Revamping and creating curriculum to help Maryland student-athletes become career-ready. The job description was very accurate. Though what I did…

Reclaiming My Time

Damn, it feels good to be back! I honestly cannot believe the last time I spent intentional time reflecting and writing was two months ago, because SO much has happened since then. I am happy to share that I have finally embraced the city of Indianapolis and happily call this place home. In September, I…

God’s Plan.

One month ago, I graduated from Ohio State with my Master’s degree with my dream job at the NCAA lined up to start only a few weeks later. I thought the transition into my next role would be easy. Not only had I been counting down over 276 days to prepare for a moment that…

Protect Your Space

When I first told my friends I was going to California for Spring Break, they all responded with the same message: “You’re not going to want to come back to Ohio after you visit.” Two days ago, I landed in California for the first time and I was excited to experience all I had seen…