I am originally from a town in Iowa called Spirit Lake but have called Colorado home for the past 4 years. I received my B.F.A in 2006 from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Ceramics and my M.A. in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas in 2009.
I started my career working with college students as an Assistant Residential Coordinator on a study abroad program in Alnwick, England. When I returned I served as a Hall Director at Macalester College (3 years), the University of Denver (1 Year), and Colorado State University (2 years). After that I took a position as an Academic Support Coordinator, also at Colorado State University, prior to joining UNC in August of 2014.
Housing and Residential Education is where I have found the most meaning in the work that I do with students. I have a passion for learning and for the college experience. My current position is a perfect combination of these and allows me the opportunity to promote the connections between learning inside and outside of the classroom. I work closely with our Residential Learning Communities and also have the privilege of working with our Faculty in Residence program.