Education / Certifications / Experience
I was a cohort for the pilot of the Navigate Fundamental courses and have continued to attend the Navigate courses provided through U-M. I was a mentee for the Research Administration Mentoring Program (RAMP) and participated in the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) meetings.
As a research administrator, I manage pre- and post-award submissions for faculty. As a member of the Finance Team, I prepare or deposit cash/check deposits, resolve unsubmitted expense report inquiries, set up and inactivate financial accounts and assist in reviewing and approving reimbursement requests. I also place orders for students, postdocs and faculty. I assist the HR Team in processing summer salary requests and process the hiring and terminations of student temporary employees. As part of the hiring process, I monitor I-9 form submissions. I coordinate with the Student Services Team to review and approve student funding requests and process temp appointments for graders and instructional aides (IAs).
I like to be challenged and find new experiences exhilarating. I like change and always seek ways to make better use of my time. I always make myself available so if you need my assistance, do not hesitate to ask.
Start date at U-M: 09/05/2000
Start date in CEE: 05/04/2015
Hometown: Weston, WV
Advice for new students: Never be afraid to seek help or ask questions. Be adventurous.
Favorite quote: Success does not come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.
Favorite free time activities or hobbies: Play dates with my grandkids, movies and dinner with my husband and family, finding new recipes to try