A person’s true potential is unknown (and unknowable); it’s impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training.
Growing up on a farm and being the first person in my family to attend college, I was baffled by the process of choosing a major. Thankfully, an advisor encouraged me to take a course in human ecology. I was hooked. The applied, interdisciplinary approach to understanding and improving the quality of human life was thrilling! My SoHE education transformed my life and continues to serve me well both personally and professionally.
As Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs and Career Development, it’s an honor to help today’s students discover the School of Human Ecology and to partner with them to create a bridge between their education and the lives and careers they will pursue as alums of UW-Madison.