Education: M.S. in Business Psychology, M.S. in Instructional Design + Learning Technology (in process), B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Pedagogy
Professional Experience: My 14 years of experience in the educational field has enabled me to better understand the journey my students are undertaking, and to better assist them along the way. As someone coming from another culture, I’m empathic toward the struggles and obstacles that students can face as they pursue their academic goals.
Advising Philosophy: My work experience at Franklin began at the front desk of the Student Services Center. Working with students on an individual basis helped give me a comprehensive viewpoint on what students need and how we can meet those needs as best possible, and it also prepared me well for my transition to my current role of graduate admissions advisor. I strive to make each student interaction personal and to ensure that all my students experience a red carpet service and feel that their educational goals are important to me, as well.
Throughout all my years of education, I’ve learned how important it is to keep perspective on your goals and dreams. Even when experiencing difficulties, it is important to keep going and to never give up.
Hobbies: I am originally from Romania, more specifically, from near the famous Transilvania region of Dracula fame. When I came to the United States as an exchange student, I did not speak any English. Through hard work and determination, I created a new life for myself. I am married, and am the mother of three children. In my free time, I love to travel, cook and spend time with my family.