I grew up in Colorado Springs, and didn't originally plan on or even desire to attend college. Through college visits and a great experience with dual enrollment in high school, I decided to attend college and completed my BA in Communication Studies at Westmont in Santa Barbara, California. I absolutely loved my studies and thrived in the classroom setting. I was highly involved in Residence Life and was drawn to Student Affairs through my rigorous and life-giving experience as an RA. My mentor (a Taylor alum) encouraged me to look at the MAHE program when I graduated, and after one visit to campus, I knew that it was the perfect program for me. I was drawn to Taylor's academic excellence coupled with unique professional development. I am now working on my masters degree while serving as the Hall Director in Swallow Robin Hall, which is a unique, close-knit, and very fun environment. My favorite part of the MAHE program has been conducting my thesis research, which explores the relationship between Christian colleges and female students' gender role beliefs.
When I'm not working or studying, I love to spend time walking, reading, or getting to know people in Upland. I hope to continue championing student leaders towards self-reflection focused around anti-racism, issues of gender and sexuality, and personal growth through the lens of the sacred love of God. I plan on pursuing a career in student affairs and hope to get a doctorate in the future!