I admire intellectual agility and love applying new ways of thinking to common goals. When I was hired, I felt like I won the career lottery! I am excited about the WWU Music Department, serving the students, faculty, staff, and global community. I love the vision of the former Chair, Dr. Bianco who hired me, and I am very enthusiastic to push forward the Universities goals of diversity in the years to come with Dr. Roulet. What I love most about coming to work every day is to listen to the students rehearsing in the Performing Art Center lobby. I get chills hearing them practicing the same piece over and over, improving with each repetition. I believe when we work together, anything and is possible.