I completed my Bachelors of Science in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and my Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University.
Campus and Community Affiliations
I'm a member of several different campus committees. I am also working towards completion of the University's Equity and Diversity Certificate Program.
Life before CBS…
I worked as a residence hall director for a few years at other universities in Minnesota and Ohio.
Adjusting to college life…
Getting involved and being open to meeting new people. I didn't have any high school friends at my university during freshman year, so I had to talk to people during classes, invite random people from my residence hall to dinner, and go to campus events to make friends. Thankfully, lots of other people also needed to make new friends! I was a member of my college marching band, joined some student groups, and got involved in my residence hall.
Favorite part of the job?
I really enjoy helping students, whether that's planning classes, finding co-curricular opportunities, or working through big life challenges. There's a lot that I have learned since college that I wish I would have known when I was in college. Advising lets me share that knowledge with current students. The U's advising model really lets us be a support system for students and help set them up for success.
Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
I'm a huge sports fan with my favorite teams being the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and USWNT. I'm also a fan of board games like Pandemic and Catan. I love camping, hiking, and just generally being outside.
Be on the lookout for…
The candy bowl in my office! It's an upside down Brewers hat and you're always welcome to help yourself. I also have a set of Legos representing female scientists that's pretty cool.