Assistant Director of Advancement, College of Arts and Sciences, UT Knoxville
My position includes
Leadership giving and annual giving
To understand what I do, you must understand
How to meet people where they are. Everyone wants to be seen, heard, and have their humanity affirmed. If you can achieve those principles, you can be successful at anything.
My favorite part of my job is
As an alum of UT, I enjoy sharing the same reverence for Rocky Top as the alumni I interact with throughout the year. Another favorite part of my job is working alongside Dean Lee, Andrew Sheehy, and an amazing team of professionals. They have been my family for the last five years. I am forever grateful for their support. GO VOLS!
As a kid I wanted to be
A lawyer due to my life-long passion and activism around issues of social justice.
If I was gifted with a secret power, it would be
Space travel through galaxies as a Jedi.
My bucket list includes
Visiting the pyramids in Egypt, climbing Machu Picchu and having an “Eat Pray Love” experience like Julia Roberts.
My personal motto is
Stick to your original agreement!
My theme song is
Happy by Pharrell Williams
Few know that I
I have dabbled in Hollywood. I was a regular extra on a major 90s television show called “Moesha” starring the R&B singer and actor Brandy Norwood. I have appeared on the “Steve Harvey Show” as well as Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”. I also interned at Quincy Jones’ record label Qwest Records. Fun times!
The best piece of advice I ever received was
Know your worth and then add tax!!!
I start each morning with
With quiet moments of gratitude, deep reflection, and coffee.