My road in life took a while to figure out.
I had 3 kids and at age 30 decided to go to college.
Started my undergrad in psychology.
Took every opportunity to learn about research.
Started graduate school.
Got teaching experience in grad school as a teaching assistant and at junior college.
Got a teaching job.
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Doctoral Coordinator, Health Psychology

I teach and mentor online doctoral students in the health psychology program.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

All of my work is done on the computer and telephone, where I interact with other faculty and students. I spend a lot of time in committee meetings and work on my research through online surveys and analyzing statistics.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Learn about all aspects of psychology and statistics.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You are too old to start going to college. What will you do with a doctorate? You should stay home with your kids."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student