As the Assistant Director of Admissions at Rose-Hulman and Assistant Director of Non-Resident Recruitment at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Abby reviewed thousands of applications for highly competitive engineering, science and pre-med programs. As an academic advisor at Purdue, Abby assists students in choosing classes to make progress towards achieving their undergraduate degrees along with planning for internships, employment and graduate school.
As a college academic advisor I work with students to foster growth, development and maturation that will help them flourish in future challenges. Frequently, my students meet with me to discuss writing assignments, internships, graduate school, campus activities and more. At Rose-Hulman and Purdue I have taught a course for freshmen that helps students explore their interests and learn how to clearly articulate values, aspirations, and expectations for their college career and beyond. Prior to working at Purdue I was the Director of College Counseling and Experiential Learning at Besant Hill School of Happy Valley in Ojai, California and Assistant Dean of College Counseling at Lake Forest Academy in Chicago, Illinois.
I care about the journey my students take during the college search and admissions process and encourage them to learn from it in a variety of ways. I believe this process is an educational one, but also deeply personal. My approach is family-focused and student-centered, connecting goals and aspirations to find students their next “home” for four years.
Outside of work I enjoy volunteering at major sporting events, traveling extensively throughout the country. I have worked at over 15 major professional golf tournaments, the Super Bowl, US Open (Tennis), Final Four, as well as many NCAA Division I sports championships.
- B.S. Public Relations from Ball State University
- M.A. Executive Development for Public Service (Concentrations in Non-Profit Management, Adult and Community Education) from Ball State University
- M.S. Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University
“Thank you for taking the time to care about my daughter during the application process. Instead of it feeling overwhelming you broke it down into manageable step by step instructions that left us confident with how she presented herself to the admissions offices.”
“You made me feel confident that I was applying to the right schools for me. Thank you for our talks and emails. Your calm demeanor made me feel like I could count on you for help.”
“Because of you our son is at a school that fits him perfectly. We never knew there were so many options out there for him and you opened our world to opportunities we never knew existed.”
– Donela, Parent