How did you first get involved in SGA?
I got involved right away with a position on Freshman Council with SGA.
In what different ways did you serve in SGA?
I served on Freshman Council, Undergraduate Academic Council-College of Nursing Rep, Several Student Services Committee and was vice chair of the Undergraduate Academic Council
What is your favorite SGA memory?
I am not sure that there is one specific memory but rather the many friendships that developed over my involvement and participation.
What accomplishment, initiative, event, legislation, or programming are you most proud of from your time in SGA?
There is not one specific initiative that I most proud of during my time, but rather the ability to work together with many others with differing opinions for the betterment of the University.
Do you have any advice for current student-leaders?
Enjoy your time and experience. Use this experience to understand each other points of view and opinions and work together. Many of my negotiation skills came from working in SGA and other organizations in College. I would also urge you to stay involved with the University after graduation. I have enjoyed many of the committees and interactions that I have had with UT as an Alumni.
Please briefly describe your professional life after college and your post-graduate endeavors.
I am a Registered Nurse and have spent my career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. My background is in surgical care. I currently work as Physician Liaison for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute. I enjoy working with outside referring offices.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
My husband Jerry was also very involved with SGA at UT and served as a Parliamentarian of the Senate. We have been married for 20 years and have two sons, William and John.