There are two people that influenced me greatly while I was at Pitt Bradford, both professors. Dr. Linda Lyman is no longer at UPB but she was a professor in the sport and recreation management major. She demanded excellence all the time and encouraged her students to think outside of the box. She always stressed the importance of networking and it is a professional value I strive to do everyday.
Dr. Bridgett Passauer was a huge influence on me throughout my years at UPB. She was someone I strived to be. She was so supportive and helpful in every aspect of the educational process whether it was professional, academic, or even personal. I make it a point to visit Bridgett every time I am on campus. She is still very important to me today.