Linda currently provides academic advising and is responsible for administrative tasks related to academic advising and Deans' Services. She began her career here at UW-Madison as an Assistant Dean in the College of Letters and Science in the Office of Student Academic Affairs. Her position was with the Academic Advancement Program where she worked with historically underrepresented students. Her parents valued education and prepared her and her siblings for a college education. However, she was quiet and reserved and didn’t seek academic support services, including talking to her advisor when she got to college. She could have really benefited from the academic support services she refers students to and the academic advising she provides. Linda thinks it really is an honor to serve students in this way.
She recently completed the Career Development Facilitator course and is now certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator. She wants to use her new knowledge and skills to assist students in thinking about themselves, their curricular and co-curricular engagement and civic involvement as pieces of the career narrative they are creating. Her words to students come from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do not go where the path leads; go instead where there is no path and create a trail.”