1020 E Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
My current role involves understanding and advocating for the needs of staff across all divisions of research, which includes approximately 500 full-time employees and approximately 300 more part-time employees. In this role, and particularly during COVID lockdown, there was expanded need for quick collaboration across research and areas of the university more broadly to ensure researchers were able to continue their work safely under new protocols and constraints. The experience made me realize there is much I would like to still learn about IU but also regarding the varying pressures and needs that drive decisions to achieve desired results. I would like the opportunity to serve on the Bloomington Staff Council in order to share some of what I have learned about partnering to find solutions for complex problems as well as to expand my knowledge regarding other areas of IU to help me to be a better-informed partner and advocate—both in service to the research mission and the broader needs of the university and the staff who help run it.