My Responsibilities

I work with our amazing team to help manage the day to day operations of the Residence Halls and Apartments. I make sure we have the right staff, in the right places, doing the right things to help support our students in being personally and academically successful.

Where I Can Help

Helping students reach their goals
Partnering with students and families
Educating around wellbeing
Solving problems
Overcoming barriers and obstacles
Making sure we are a just and inclusive place to live and work

Educational Background

Hamline University, BA 1997 in Sociology
Colorado State University, MS 2000 in Student Affairs in Higher Education
University of Minnesota, ABD 2013 in Higher Education

Arrival to the University of Minnesota


Previous Positions Held

Hall Director - St. Olaf College, 1997-1998
Hall Director - Colorado State University, 1998-2000
Hall Director - The Ohio State University, 2000-2001
Complex Director - University of Vermont, 2001-2003
Coordinator of Residential Life - University of Minnesota, 2003-2013
Assistant Director of Residential Life - University of Minnesota, 2013-Present

Points of Pride

I get up every day thinking about how I can work with an amazing team to positively impact 7000 lives as much as possible. I hope to learn from each person and experience so that the next day is better than the previous day.

My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.”
― Cornel West

Life Outside The U

My family is my most important priority. I am always curious and trying to learn, grow, and improve at everything I do.

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