Chris is an experienced academic advisor in the College of Health Sciences, with 14 years of advising students at IU South Bend. She started her educational journey at IU South Bend in 1991 as an English Writing/Psychology major and graduated with Honors obtaining a Bachelor of Arts. She also holds a Master of Social Work from IU South Bend. Her passion as an Ally and an advocate for underrepresented populations informs her advising skills. She works to balance each student’s unique educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities, and lives, using humor as well as Appreciative Advising and Strength-Based models when working with them.