- B.A., Social Work with a minor in Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University, 2009
Clallam, Jefferson, Thurston, Mason & Kitsap counties
Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Hometown: Olympia, WA
What’s one thing that still surprises you about PLU?
The level of involvement in our community. PLU students are actively engaged in the community and making impacts locally and globally. I can walk through campus and on a weekly basis see students being advocates for our land and people in unique and creative campaigns. It makes me proud to be a Lute.
Name one way that PLU has changed your life.
The Wild Hope Project. I now look at my life as an opportunity to bring real change. I have the skills and passion to influence radical change in our world and I would be an incredibly different person if I had not come to PLU. PLU has inspired me to spend my life as an advocate for social justice.
What’s one thing every prospective PLU student should know?
Come see PLU! Experience the community and passion students have for life that everyone at PLU talks about. Stay in a residence hall, visit a class, eat on campus, get coffee with me, and come prepared with questions! People at PLU from faculty to staff to students are proud to be a Lute and would love to share their stories.
What do you like about living in the Northwest?
What could I not love about living in the NW? This place is amazing and takes my breath away every single day. PLU is in a prime location. We are surrounded by majestic mountains, the ocean is in our backyard, the city life of Seattle is a short drive away, and the state’s capitol is less than 30 miles away. Can you imagine all of the adventures you can go on with your new college friends? The NW is easy to fall in love with and quickly call your new home.
- My favorite thing is coffee, so a lot of my time is spent with friends in coffee shops. But I do love to take advantage of my beautiful surroundings so I go hiking, kayaking, swimming, boating, and lay out in the sun to get a nice sunburn.
- During the winter I love to immerse myself in Harry Potter books and watch my favorite tv shows like The Office.
- I also spend a lot of time at PLU games and on campus productions!