Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
For me mentoring is about building a relationship with students and junior peers who are looking for encouragement and concrete support to assist them in succeeding on both personal and professional levels. It should be an open, honest and empowering relationship where we can openly discuss our similarities and differences and learn from each other. I value mentoring because I had positive experiences with mentors who were there for me and helped me reach my goals. As a mentor, I strive to understand the point of view and life experiences of my mentees. My relationships with my advisees and mentees who were not my advisees extend past their time as students and that is so important to me.