Magazine article American Jails

Board Profile

Magazine article American Jails

Board Profile

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* I decided to enter the field of corrections and make it my career because... I happily stumbled upon the field of corrections and discovered it was the career I was looking for. It gave me the opportunity to make a difference, demonstrating dignity and respect and creating positive interactions with our community.

* The most unusual job I've ever had was... That's difficult to answer. I have worked as a bank teller, a cocktail waitress, a librarian, and a car salesperson.

* I felt it was important to be a member of AJA and serve on the Board because... I wanted to be part of an organization that plays such an important role in advancing the professionalism and understanding of jails throughout the Nation. It is important to me to be part of this process, both to learn and to mentor those who will lead our profession into the future.

* The hardest thing I've ever done is... Find the time to complete my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration while working full time. I am grateful for my family's patience and understanding.

* My favorite way to relax is... I am a curious person and love to learn about a variety of topics. When I look at my Internet browser, I am always amazed to see what interests me. My most recent pastime is researching family genealogy.

* My favorite meal is... Homemade lasagna, garlic bread, and a fresh green salad.

* One item from my personal "bucket list" is to... Take a cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest.

* The three people, living or deceased, I'd invite to dinner are. …

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