Like many Carroll College alumni, Patty decided to come back to the school she loves. After graduating from Carroll in 1982, she worked in the newly-created compter science program at Carroll. She went on to work for a large Seattle software company and later several small and large non-profits. Through these experiences Patty gained her interest and skills in marketing, media relations, information technology, management, and leadership. She now holds the position of director of marketing and communications, with oversight of planning, budget and personnel of the department, print, digital and social communications, and promotional activities for Carroll College.