Director of Prospect Development
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING FOR THE UADP?
“I think the UADP is a great place to work because of the people who work here and the passion they bring to what they do. There is a great energy in the workplace—there is room for humor, room to really build warm working relationships with colleagues, and there is a tangible enthusiasm around working together as one team to ensure success of the University of Arizona. I feel very fortunate to have such amazing coworkers and that I’m able to be a part of helping education, research, and the arts thrive in the state of Arizona.”
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT TUCSON?
“I fell in love with Tucson as a graduate student here at the University of Arizona. The landscape, culture, and sense of community give Tucson such a distinct personality unlike anywhere else I’ve ever lived. Being able to hike in the mountains on the weekend is always a fun escape, and when you’re ready to dive back into the city, great cuisine and excitement await.”
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING GOING ON AT THE UA (OR UADP) THAT YOU’VE RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT?
“Occasionally, we’ll get together with colleagues to take mini field trips to different parts of campus to get a sense of all the great things we are helping support through our work. Recently, we got to visit the UA Insect Collection, which is an impressive archive of around 2 million insects, many of which are specific to the Sonoran Desert Region. We got to identify the common insects we see during summer and also got to view several that are extinct. They even provide insect identification services to the community.”