Patty has over 19 years of experience in higher education. Her focus has been on recruitment, admissions, advising, and student services. She earned her B.A. in Communication from William Paterson University of New Jersey and an M.S.Ed. in Student Affairs Administration from IU.
Patty's service to the IU has included being a representative for IU's Bloomington Professional Council, Co-Chair for Staff for the IU Latino Faculty and Staff Council, and President of IU's School of Education Staff Council. She is an active member of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) and NAGAP (National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals). In addition, Patty has presented at numerous national and local conferences on topics related to graduate education, diversity in higher education, and student development.