I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and have worked most of my professional career for universities on both sides of the Atlantic.
I grew up near Bury St. Edmunds in England until I moved to Leeds to become a student.
I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) with a Bachelor of Arts with honours and became a member (and later a Fellow) of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
In 2006 after a lot of thought we moved to Nova Scotia in Canada.
Having worked in student housing in England, I worked for nine years for one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities.
In September 2016 I became Director of Student Success on a small campus of a larger Canadian university.
I have served as both Secretary and President of the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS).
I have previously been a Vice President in my Students’ Union, a volunteer Director of a non-profit housing organisation, set up a community website, been an Annapolis River Guardian as well as being part of many social and political campaigns. I am currently a member of the NSNDP Executive.
I live with my husband, our two sons, two cats, two dogs, and previously been home to varying numbers of chickens and a lame duck (he had only one foot).
Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to send me a message or a tweet.