September 21, 2023

Q&A with CSU representative

Hometown: Nashville

How long have you worked as an Outreach representative?

This will be my third year traveling for CSU.

Which degree program(s) do you represent?

Criminal justice.

What do you enjoy most when meeting with partners?

Visiting them on their turf vs. the rushed feeling of a conference. They invite you into their kitchens, roll call rooms, offer you tours, etc. Much more laid back atmosphere to get to know and time for Q&A.

Where is your favorite place to travel and why?

That’s a tie between Pittsburgh and New England because they LOVE my Southern accent. Ha!

Describe a most memorable moment from one of your travels

Surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Scary!!!
I was in town the day it happened and was supposed to do visit our learning partners in the area but their offices were closed due to a holiday, so I wasn’t able to visit them.  I was out there the night before the bombing; I feel fortunate that I stayed off the streets the day of that tragic event.

My travel tip:

If in doubt, pack it!