From a young child I knew I was going to be a defector, a traitor. My entire family was alumni and fans of that school that shall not be named across the state. My dad even refused to buy me an Auburn t-shirt as a kid!
But I knew I was going to Auburn because I was going to be a veterinarian. Fast forward many years later and I had changed my career goals to working with horses. (This was pre-AU’s Equine Sciences option, but I did take Horse Production as a GPA booster!)
I originally went to Providence, R.I. to study Equine Business, but a southern girl at heart, I don’t like snow, so I returned home shortly after enrolling. When I was back in Alabama, I found my mom had applied to UA for me and she informed me that I would start there the next semester. But no! I wanted to go to AU!! So after one semester at UA and spending all my time with my high school friends at Auburn, I transferred to AU in fall of 1999.
Fast forward many more years and career decisions later and I am now a double Auburn alumna with a B.A. in Liberal Arts – English, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and am currently enrolled in course work towards a Ph.D. in Adult Education.
I also realized a dream of mine in 2013 when I was hired in a full time position at Auburn, and again in August 2016 when I landed my dream job – Academic Advisor for Electrical and Computer Engineering at my beloved alma mater. I’m married to a wonderful Auburn Man and alumnus and we are “living the dream” down here in the Loveliest Village on the Plains (with our horses).