I am the student counselor at UCR and confidential advisor for students. I am available for students in need of personal advice on all kinds of matters. I believe that people benefit from talking about what is on their mind, better understanding their personal strengths, and knowing what is available in the form of support. I am a social worker by profession and immigrated from Canada to the Netherlands in 2006. I have a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada (1991) and an Undergraduate Degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada (1986). Prior to beginning working at UCR in 2007, I worked as a social worker in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.