Day job/ career:
I oversee the operations for the University of Michigan Opportunity Hub in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The Opportunity Hub is a career exploration office for liberal arts and sciences students at U-M, connecting them to internship, career, and mentorship opportunities, primarily with other alums.
How did you become involved with Our Community Listens?
My college brought Our Community Listens to our staff, and I attended in June 2018. I was so moved by the material that I volunteered to join the facilitation team. I have a background as a trainer and am really looking forward to using my training and experience to help spread the important teachings of Our Community Listens.
What is your hope for Our Community Listens?
That we can spread the message of “Truly Human Leadership” as far as possible, by tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of all audiences. Approaching one another with compassion and care…this is what I hope for the world and am so grateful that Our Community Listens is working to spread that message.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST?
I regularly remind myself that “every behavior is an expression of need,” especially when I am frustrated or confused by someone else. I also constantly pay attention to my and other’s DISC styles now, and work to flex my behavior in order to meet our needs.
What are three words that describe you?
Authentic. Passionate. Kind.