Tina is passionate about exploring intersections between student life, classroom, and career experiences; engaging students to “learn by doing”. In her role, she leads Student Engagement in partnership efforts University-wide, creating teams that help students unlock their potential and explore whole-system thinking. When she is not engaging with students to create their new home at PLU, collaborating to put strategic planning initiatives into action, or assessing initiatives, you can find her writing or answering the question “why?” for the billionth time (as a parent for 2 boys).
Her research interests include collaborating with faculty and staff to design and assess shared goals and strategies in campus communities to enhance learning and bridge achievement gaps for underrepresented students. As a professional with 20 years of experience, she’s worked in University, media, and corporate communication settings in Washington, NY and California, but is happy to make her home at her alumni, PLU.