While at Eisenhower H.S. I participated in various organizations such as Student Government, Senior Class Council (President), Varsity Tennis (Captain) and Basketball, SADD (President) and other events. After graduating from Eisenhower H.S. in 2003, I attended Central Michigan University and participated in the Leadership Advancement Scholarship curriculum and various programs with the University, including being selected as a Homecoming Ambassador in 2006 and serving in various leadership roles within Sigma Alpha Epsilon including that of President. I look back on my H.S. involvement and thank those that facilitated fostering relationships to build my own personal leadership skills set.
After graduating in 2007 from Central Michigan University, I worked for a year within the Leadership Institute as the campus graduate assistant for leadership development, specifically working with K-12 programming around the state. After this, I accepted the role of the Freshman Year Advisor, working within our Office of Student Retention. This holistic role allows me to focus on the first year of a student’s experience in college.
During this time as a professional, I have obtained a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and have had the opportunity to present at several regional and state conferences. Most recently, I have also had the opportunity to teach courses within CMU’s Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum and pursue several research interests.