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About Me

I'm a Morris Graduate School of Management student, pursing my MBA with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. I am also a full-time paralegal specializing in unemployment law. When I'm not working or studying, I'm watching Hockey or Baseball or attending concerts.

Previously on Real Life @ RMU

International Women's Day

March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world.  The day has historical roots dating back into the early 1900’s.  The tradition was usually celebrated on the last Sunday in February.  It was a day filled with protests for the women’s movement towards rights and liberation. As time went on other countries adopted the tradition to promote movements that were important to women and their country. Today, the tradition of celebrating International Women’s Day continues and has spread to several countries including those in the middle east where women are denied basic rights such a voting and being independent.

One day should not be the only day that we bring recognition to the women who made a difference in the world and fought for women’s rights and liberties.  We should embrace those liberties like voting, holding public office, and the privilege to drive.  Yes, being able to drive is considered a privilege. I recently read an article that stated that some countries prohibit women from driving cars.  Women caught driving can suffer punishment that may include imprisonment.  

So during the week of March 8th, we celebrate the women that made a difference in the world, but we should also celebrate the women who make a difference in our everyday lives.

Who are some of the women who you look up to or have been influential in your life?  You can e-mail me at to weigh in or join Morris Women on the LinkedIn group to add a comment.

Next on Real Life @ RMU

Morris Women Presents

So, this is week eight, which is the beginning of the craziness and hectic end of the quarter. This where I stop communicating with everyone and go into hiding to work on final projects and study for exams.

Week eight also holds Morris Women's first event, which is a panel discussion on "Mentoring and the Importance of Mentors" on April 11, 2012, in room 622, Chicago Campus at 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Several faculty have agreed to speak about their experience on mentoring. Faculty include Stefanie Caldwell, Dean of Career Management; Bob Marshall, Senior Vice President, McDonald's Restaurants LLC and Professor at RMU; Jonathan Eisler, Project Manager, HR Solutions; and Jacob Elster, Owner/Founder of Crop to Cup and Professor at RMU. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Muryn Kaminski, Associate Dean and Management Professor at RMU. For more information or to R.S.V.P. e-mail

I am really looking forward to the panel discussion and at the same time I am nervous and hope this goes well. Morris Women put a lot of work into this event and all the details, an event requires. But it is amazing to see something you work hard on come to light. The Eagle Newspaper is full of stories of students working on helping and making a difference at RMU. I hope to continue to read about all the wonderful things RMU students are doing for their community.

Hope to see you at the event on Wednesday!


Real Life @ RMU


Program: Master of Business Administration Hometown: Chicago, IL Campus: Chicago
Mentoring Panel Discussion

On April 11, 2012, the Morris Women will host a panel discussion regarding "Mentoring and the importance of mentors". This will be Morris Women’s first event and will be held at the Chicago Campus in rm. 622. 

The panelist include several faculty member from RMU, including Dean Stephanie Caldwell, Bob Marshall, Senior VP of McDonalds Restaurants, Jonathan Eisler, Project Manager, and Jacob Elster, owner/founder of Crop to Cup.  Moderated by Morris Women’s faculty advisor Associate Dean Jennifer Muryn Kaminski.

The purpose of the event is to inform students about the importance of mentoring and how having a mentor can help one succeed in their careers. Each of the panelists has either been a mentor or had a mentor who helped them in their personal and professional careers and have volunteered to speak about their experience. 

As the founder of Morris Women, I had someone guide me and offer advice on how to get the project started at RMU. Without that guidance and advice Morris Women would not be a student run organization. I can also attest to the importance of having a mentor and I hope that students and faculty will join us to learn more about mentoring. 

To learn more about the even or RSVP by April 9, 2012, e-mail