I have over 20 years of experience in higher education. I started out as a math and statistics instructor and tutor and then moved into administration as the director of planning and research for two community colleges. This position involved extensive report writing, including statistical and research results and grant and accreditation reports. I earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in math with a concentration in actuarial science. I have also taken numerous post-graduate courses in data management, institutional research, and higher education, including some writing-intensive Ph.D. level research courses. When I’m not working or reading, I’m often doing volunteer work with my local canine rescue group. I have three dogs of my own and am usually fostering one or two, which keeps me on my toes.