BS, Utah Valley University, Psychology
MS, Utah State University, Psychology — Specializing in School Counseling
Liz grew up in Scranton, PA, home of the TV series, “The Office.” She moved to Utah after high school and completed both her bachelor’s and master’s before returning to her home state of PA. She initially began her professional career as a high school counselor and then transitioned into higher education by way of college admissions. She has been working for Temple’s College of Liberal Arts for the past four years in the student professional development unit where she manages internship programming. She spends a significant amount of time preparing students for professional internship opportunities, building relationships with employers in the Philadelphia area and then connecting students with these employers. She also oversees the CLA 2685 internship course for students interested in receiving academic credit for their internship experiences. Liz feels strongly about experiential learning and tries to meet students where they are and then works to challenge their comfort zone in order to facilitate both professional and personal growth. When considering an internship, she encourages students to take risks, diversify their experience, and practice a forward-thinking attitude. “An internship is a time to test the waters, a probationary period that you might not have the privilege of taking once you graduate,” she says. She currently lives in Plymouth Meeting with her husband, twin daughters, and French Bulldog.
Special Interests: Internship planning, Pre-Law, Social Science Majors, Salary Negotiation, Graduate school planning, First-Generation college students