What is your educational background? I have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University and am a registered pharmacist in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. I am also CPR certified.
What are some of your prior work experiences? Upon graduating college, I worked as both a retail and hospital pharmacist. Also, previous to working at WVJC, I taught numerous different science and medical courses at both the University and Community College level.
What is your current role at WVJC? Currently, I am a course developer and medical instructor for WVJC Online.
Why did you choose to work at WVJC? I chose to work at WVJC because, similar to our students, I enjoy the flexibility of being able to work from home and at times of the day that are convenient for me. This has become very important now that my husband and I have two young children and our Shih Tzu, Mr. Pickles, to care for!
What is your favorite part of working for WVJC? My favorite part of working for WVJC is getting to interact with so many different students and being able to be a part of their journey toward earning a degree that will allow them to achieve their dream job in the medical field.
What, or who motivates you and why? I’d have to say that my two sons are my biggest motivation as I always try to do my best to ensure that they are happy and have something to look forward to day-to-day. As I tell my 3-year-old every morning when he wakes up,“Every day is a new adventure!”
What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I get to use my degree in a way that really helps a lot of people achieve their goals. I have always enjoyed helping others which, ultimately, led me to a career in the medical field. Now, I get to play a part in educating future healthcare workers which has been so rewarding!
What are your long-term career goals? I plan to continue working for WVJC and to develop additional classes, as well as teach them, so that I can educate as many students as possible about different aspects of the medical profession.
What is something interesting about yourself that not many people know? I can play both the flute and piano and enjoy painting and making flower arrangements. My favorite vacation destination is the beach and I have a severe weakness for ice cream!