What has been the greatest challenge in your career?
While my high levels of energy and motivation can be useful, they can also be a limitation for me in that I find it challenging to recognize my limitations and set boundaries. I’ve had several instances where I’ve lost track of my commitments and become overwhelmed. However, each experience has taught me something new about myself that allows me to continue to grow and develop into a better educator, mentor, and advisor.
How many years have you been a member of AACP?
I have been a member of AACP since my first year on faculty in 2015, and I’ve enjoyed each year more and more. I find such incredible value in being a member of AACP and notice that my appreciation for the organization and what it’s been able to accomplish and aims to accomplish in the future continues to grow each year.
What has been the most impactful way that AACP has helped you in your career?
AACP has helped me and my career in so many ways that it’s challenging for me to pick just one way. However, I cannot emphasize enough the importance all the relationships and connections I’ve made due to my involvement within AACP. I count so many people as not just acquaintances, but as colleagues, friends, mentors, and mentees that will stay with me for the rest of my career.
What advice do you have for new AACP members?
Get involved. Serve on committees. Run for elected positions. Be a mentor and a mentee. Let AACP help you achieve your professional and personal goals!