I am the Executive Director for the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at the University of Texas at Arlington where I work collaboratively with faculty, staff, the student body and community members to address opportunities to promote sustainability in several areas including greening facility operations, promoting innovative research, supporting and encouraging student initiatives, implementing an environmentally and sustainability-focused curriculum. I recommend policies and strategies to advance the university’s commitment to being leader in campus sustainability as outlined in the strategic plan. I am a passionate and decisive change agent with proven success driving results, building teams and managing complexity in fast moving environments. I have a strong track record for setting ambitious goals, guiding strategies, developing and executing plans. I am Effective and inspiring communicator, trusted team player and relentless optimist who enjoys building strong relationships and partnerships.
I live in Allen, Texas with my husband, and twin boys who keep me humble. I enjoy cooking, reading, and have a sunny and positive attitude about life and all of its adventures. I love to travel and explore world cultures and dream about hiking Machu Picchu and backpacking in Patagonia someday. I do love my job so every day is perfect for me! But the monotony of routine drives me insane, so I am always looking for something new, adventurous, and challenging in life.
This quote by H. Jackson Brown Jr. aptly describes the principles by which I try to lead my life.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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