Academic Advisor

As a former high school science teacher, I support Upward Bound mission to support students’ educational journey through high school and into a post-secondary option.

I grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved to Bemidji in 2012. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Land Use with a minor in Geology from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1999. I earned my Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 2005 from the University of Colorado.

I have started a doctoral program and love being back in school!

I keep busy chasing my 2 children around. I also enjoy biking, running, cooking, and reading when I have some quiet time.

Northern Minnesota is a great place to live and a wonderful place to raise a family. I’m lucky to be part of its dynamic educational community, too, and to work with the amazing students in Upward Bound!