I started at The U as a freshman in CBS, transferred to CSE, transferred again to CLA and eventually graduated with a B.S. Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance and a minor in statics. During that time I spent one semester studying at the University of Oslo in Norway, which was a highlight of my undergraduate experience! In my senior year I decided that I wanted to become an academic advisor, so after I graduated I went straight to grad school at Marquette University in Milwaukee where I received a M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership.
Adjusting to college life…
During undergrad, I developed my sense of belonging by getting involved in a student organization. Coming to The U from a smaller town, I wanted to find a community that made the large school feel smaller. Because faith is something that is salient to me, I joined a campus ministry freshman year and eventually became a student leader in the group. Being involved not only helped me make friends and feel connected but also helped me to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do.
Favorite part of the job?
I love hearing about what CBS students are passionate and excited about. CBS students have big dreams to change the world and it is so fun being able to support them on their journeys!
Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
Outside of the office I love spending time with my husband, Josh, and my sister and her family who live in Rochester. I also serve in the nursery at my church taking care of the little ones, love going on walks around Lake Normandale and Lake Harriet, and cheering for the Packers during football season.
Be on the lookout for…
I'm kind of a minimalist, so you won't see many posters or flyers hanging in my office. I live by a "if you don't use it or enjoy it, toss it" sort of mentality.