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Highlights of Speaking Engagements

NACADA Regional

  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway (won best in region)
  • From Head to Heart: Coaching students to success
  • Appreciative Advising: A GPS for Student Success
  • Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic & Career Advising
  • Developing the Dynamic Duo

NACADA Regional & Annual

  • Journey to Wellness: Managing Daily Stress as an Advisor (presented locally, regionally, and nationally for three years – won best of region)
  • How to conduct an advising job search



  • Preparing the next generation of advising professional: Advising, Retaining, and Teaching through mentoring relationships
  • Leading the way: Guiding a large research institution’s advising system into new territory (selected as NACADA commission sponsored session)


Selected other presentations/research

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students – Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference
  • The fat girl in the mirror: Transforming defeating reflections to inspiring perspectives - TedXWSU Talk
  • Developing Resilience through the unknown, the journey through change in the workplace - Idaho Hospital Association
  • Issues in LGBT Research – NASPA (national)
  • MA Thesis: Out and about: queer/lesbian women and campus support systems

  • Washington State University Advising Forums – various topics

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