I love the Upward Bound program, and I am thrilled to be a part of it! I was actually a low-income, first generation student, raised
in the small southern Utah town of Glendale. I learned early from my parents that education is very important, so after I graduated
from Valley High School, I was one of the few girls in my high school graduating class who went on to graduate college. I received a
BA in Family and Consumer Science at Southern Utah State College (now Southern Utah University).
I moved away from Cedar City for many years, but I returned in 1992 and immediately began taking classes to obtain my teacher
certification in Home Economics. I continued on to complete a Masters in Education in May of 2000. I am thrilled to have a
position with the SUU Upward Bound project because I love education and want all the UB students to love it too.
I have been Director of Upward Bound at SUU since 1995 and I enjoy working with high school students because I believe that
gaining an education is one of the most important things a person can do with their life! I'd like to see every student go to school after
high school. I truly believe that the only thing more expensive than education is not obtaining an education!!