B.S. Agricultural Education-Teaching Licensure from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
M.Ed. Agricultural Education from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with Adult Education Certificate
Background & Interests:
I grew up on a swine and sheep farm along the Minnesota-Iowa border near Harmony, MN along with my parents and four siblings. Having my mother as a first grade teacher and my father as an Agriculture Extension Educator, it was a natural fit to enter into Agricultural Education. My best experiences during college included studying abroad in Norway, Iceland, and Costa Rica and student teaching at the Forest Lake Area High School.
I am currently employed as the Executive Director for the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC), a government appointed organization that advocates and promote agricultural education in the state of Minnesota. Prior to this position I was the Program Manager for the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences as well as the Community Program Assistant for MAELC. I serve as the Advisor for the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Co-chair of the CFANS Mentor Program, and Past President of the Minnesota Agri-Women.