My Responsibilities

I oversee half of our residential facilities and help the in-hall staff create communities where students can thrive. I also coordinate multiple committees and projects in our central department. Throughout all my work, I strive to make sure that as a department we are creating inclusive environments where all students, particularly minoritized ones, can be successful.

Where I Can Help

  • Residence Life questions & inquiries
  • Social justice & inclusion in our communities
  • Concerns with adjustment to college
  • Crisis Situations
  • Professional staff recruitment & training
  • Helping students reach their goals and capitalize on their strengths
  • Working with students and families
  • Solving problems & working through obstacles

Arrival to the University of Minnesota

2009-2013; 2017-present

Previous Positions Held

Doctoral Associate, Miami University
Residence Director, University of Minnesota
Assistant Complex Director, Western Illinois University

Education

Ph.D., Student Affairs in Higher Education, Miami University
M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University
B.S., Biology & Secondary Education, Iowa State University 

Points of Pride

I am proud of the relationships I build with other staff members as we work together to help students be at their best. I am committed to helping students fulfill their potential, and am proud of any moment I can help make that happen. 

My Favorite Quote/Motto/Personal Philosophy

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." - Mother Teresa

Life Outside The U

Outside of my position at the U of M I am involved with a local community theatre as their stage manager for large, multi-generational productions. At home I love to bake, be outside, and spend time with people with whom I am close, whether that’s through playing games, making a meal, or watching a movie. I value learning new things and expanding the way I think, both at work and in my personal life.  

Gender Pronouns

She/Her/Hers/Herself