Hometown: Tustin, California (Orange County)
Education: Foothill High School, A.A. from Irvine Valley College, B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine; M.A. in Social Ecology/Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine
Favorite restaurant in Bothell: Redhook Brewery/Forecasters Pub. I love the Beer Baked Mac & Cheese and the Nachos!
Favorite Movie(s): “Last of the Mohicans,” “Braveheart,” the Lord of the Rings trilogy, “Iron Man,” “About a Boy,” “Couples Retreat”
Favorite Book(s): “Man’s Search for Happiness,” “Into Thin Air,” “The Tipping Point,” “Born to Run,” “The Giving Tree”
Favorite Sports Team: We are a house divided with two of my kids at WSU and one at UW; I plead the 5th on this question!!
Favorite College Experience: I transferred to UC Irvine from community college as a re-entry single parent, so my undergraduate experience was non-traditional, but amazing nonetheless! I loved getting involved in undergraduate research, and was really lucky to have the opportunity to be part of several research labs and also to do my own study with a faculty mentor for my honors thesis.
Favorite WA Activity: Hiking all the wonderful mountain trails (someday I will climb Mt. Rainier!)
Main Attraction at UW Bothell: UW Bothell has the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the opportunities of a major public research university – truly the best of both worlds!
Advice for transfer students: Plan for your transfer early! Don’t put off meeting with admissions advisors, we care and are here to help you!! Get our help to create an academic transfer plan ASAP to be as efficient as possible with meeting admission requirements – it can be very overwhelming and confusing, thus easy to miss details or important deadlines.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.The Emperor in "Mulan"