1420 Eckles Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Questions about advising in agricultural education & agricultural communication and marketing
B.S., Nutrition, University of Minnesota
M.Ed. Youth Development Leadership, University of Minnesota
I was born and raised in Manitowoc, WI, but chose the University of Minnesota Twin Cities for my college journey as a first-generation college student. That's where it all began! While my mom grew up on a farm, I myself did not have a knowledge base of agriculture, nor did I participate in 4H or FFA. Not having this background does not hold one back from having a passion for agriculture. One of my favorite pieces of working with each of these major programs is that I get to learn about each student and their particular story/journey.
Outside of the work, I have many interests and random talents. I love fall, desserts (specifically cakes/cupcakes), Holstein cows, crafting, reading, music, and movies. I have a son, Ryker, who is my world and keeps me busy! Talent-wise, I played the string bass for 8 years and once attempted to grow watermelon on my apartment balcony (you can ask me about the story sometime!). My recently discovered talent is that I can make pancakes in the shape of Goldy the Gopher!
Why the University of Minnesota?
I love that you truly have the best of both worlds at UMNTC. With the beautiful small-town feel of the St. Paul Campus and the city-feel of the Minneapolis campus, you can't go wrong! Ski-U-Mah!