Why did you choose to work at Ohio State?
My family has very strong ties to The Ohio State University. My grandma and grandpa, my dad and his brother, and my sister are all alums of Ohio State, and I jumped at the opportunity to take my part in my family legacy.
What do you like about your job?
Working in IT, my job is completely different every day; I never know what to expect when I walk through the door in the morning. I also get to fix problems all day long, which always sends me home with a good feeling.
If you weren’t working at Ohio State, what would you rather be doing?
After taking a computer graphics course in college, I fell in love with CGI. I became completely enchanted by Pixar and it became my dream to work there.
Who is your hero?
My younger sister is my hero. She enlisted in the Army Reserves at 17 and was deployed to Iraq two years later. After coming home, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ohio State and, as a single mother, is currently working on her master’s degree in Social Work with plans to help returning veterans suffering from combat stress.
What is your favorite activity outside of work?
I really love playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. It’s really fun to sit with my group and play in a world where there is a clear line between good and evil and we can save the day from whatever villain is plaguing it.
What are you going to do when you retire?
I want to be a docent at the Columbus Zoo. I love the Columbus Zoo and I’ve had a zoo membership as long as I can remember. I really respect and admire all of the conservation and education that they do and would love to able to contribute.
If you were university president for a day, what would you do?
I really appreciate those who ride their bicycles instead of driving on campus, but a lot of the cyclists don’t follow the rules and endanger pedestrians and themselves. I would start a program passing out citations to cyclists who break the rules of the road.