College of the Desert helped me believe in me. What started out as a simple decision to take one class in Women’s Studies at my nearby community college to keep myself occupied after the kids were gone, ended up transforming my life. That one class opened my mind to the limitless possibilities higher education can provide. It also opened the door to a fascinating area of study and a degree in psychology.
The education and experience I gained at COD, and later at Cal State, made possible a tremendous 17 year career at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. I will forever be grateful to College of the Desert, the faculty and the support provided there.
I am proud to step up for COD and share my story.