I provide assistant professors with the support they need to thrive on the tenure track

Your pre-tenure bestie

I’m originally from Nova Scotia, Canada—a tiny, forested peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean—but I’ve lived in the United States for over ten years.
I completed my PhD at Northwestern University, and moved to the Bay Area to start a tenure-track position in 2015, and earned tenure in 2021.

When I'm not working, you’ll find me outside: running, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, or skiing. If it doesn't involve getting a little sweaty or covered in mud, I don't want to do it.

Hi, I'm Becca.

I'm a certified coach and associate professor of philosophy at the
University of San Francisco

On Track for Tenure

Tenure made easier

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Pre-Tenure Strategic Plan

In graduate school, we learn how to do research and write academic papers and books, but we are rarely taught how to manage the day-to-day of being a professor.

I want to change that by helping assistant professors learn how to work smarter so that they can achieve their professional goals without burning out.

Raise your hand if
no one told you that being an assistant professor would be this hard

I had no idea what I was in for...

If you want to get more out of yourself and actually enjoy your time on the tenure track, let's talk!

Overcome limiting beliefs

Say "no" without closing doors

Establish a consistent writing practice

Develop a pre-tenure strategic plan

Balance research, teaching, and service

Like most things worth doing, earning tenure is hard. But it shouldn't be a miserable grind. I can help you find sustainable ways to rise to the challenge while maintaining your well being and avoiding the trap of constant busyness.

On a mission to
take the overwhelm
out of earning tenure

Feel like you have no idea what you're doing?

faculty coaching

Cultivate work-life balance

Nick, husband extraordinare

Favorite person in the world 


Outdoor adventures

What makes me smile 


my favourite things

Anywhere in the mountains

Go-to travel destination


My mountain bike, Liv

Most prized possession


On the trails with friends

Weekend plans


Handsdown, Fleabag

Favourite TV show