Assistant Director of Campus Visits
Year I Joined the Office of Admission: 2017
Favorite thing about SMU: It is a microcosm of all the great aspects of Dallas; you have access to driven professionals, diverse learners and perspectives, and sports teams all set in a beautiful collegiate campus. SMU provides a platform for students to challenge others and be challenged by others.
Favorite place on campus: My first time on campus I took a nap on the lawn outside Clements Hall and took in the sights and noise of a bustling college community. SMU’s campus is both beautiful and accessible; its green spaces allow for students to find a quiet refuge amongst the greater Dallas cityscape. Have lunch on a bench or under a tree and do some people watching, it will not disappoint!
Favorite place in Dallas: My Dallas happy place is wandering somewhere around the Deep Ellum neighborhood. It is an artsy, eclectic, buzzing neighborhood jam packed with restaurants, unique shopping and outdoor street art. If you go at the right time, you will entranced by the aroma of Pecan Lodge’s barbecue pits, yum!
Favorite restaurant near campus: Well, this is a loaded question, how does one decide a favorite restaurant among so many good options? Twisted Root Burger is a top contender; as a New England transplant, I particularly like the burger “the happy pilgrim.”
What I recommend during your stay in Dallas: For taco fans like me, Dallas is a great city to explore while eating your way around town. Between Fuel City Tacos in downtown, Velvet Taco in Knox Henderson, Revolver Taco in Deep Ellum, and Torchy’s by SMU, you have no shortage of good places to eat. To see Dallas is to eat good food, enjoy some warm weather and get off the beaten path.