At the time, I had one son who was 18 months old. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about Auburn, from the amazing instruction and professors, the friendly and beautiful campus, and the perfect surrounding city. Over the next three years, I attended classes full time year-round, gave birth to my second son in 2008, and graduated magna cum laude in industrial and systems engineering with a minor in psychology.
In 2009, I was commissioned in the U.S. Navy as an Ensign in the Civil Engineer Corps.
Since graduating, my 22-year Naval adventure has continued with tours at the Top Gun flight school in Nevada, where I was responsible for the maintenance and improvements of the base’s facilities. I was then stationed in California where I deployed to Kenya and Djibouti.
While deployed, I was in charge of constructing a local school addition and maternity ward. I then relocated to an Information Operations Center where I was the head of the Public Works Department for the more the 600-acre base. Following West Virginia, I was a construction manager for the submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia. While there, I managed over $90 million in new and repair construction projects while leading the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Department.
I am a single mother of 4 amazing boys, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, a registered professional engineer, and a proud Auburn University woman. War Eagle!