Q: What do you like about your job?

Jane: I like the independence of it, but that’s also a double-edged sword. I like that I’m solo in my office and can do the things that need to be done when it needs to be done. It’s black and white and I know what’s going on. When I was an academic advisor, my schedule was booked so I like the flexibility I have now. But the downside to working solo is I belong to all programs, but at the same time, I’m not really on any one’s team. (I’m technically part of the Dean’s office staff but not located on that floor). Everyone does a great job including me in their department gatherings, but I’m often off on my own.

Q: You recently had an exciting milestone, what was it?

Jane: My husband, Bill, and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary Oct 27. Currently we have four furry kids, two of which are new. We recently adopted two pug mixes- what a wakeup call!  They join our 14-year-old pug mix and a 17-year-old black cat: Looney and the pugs. They all manage somehow to get along!