Here is a little bit about me! I am originally from the suburbs of Seattle, but grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (yes, like Oshkosh B’Gosh!). I completed my undergraduate degree in Arts Management in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. During my four years there, I was involved in student government, residence life in several capacities, and various other organizations. During my junior year, it became clear to me that I wanted to work in student affairs, specifically residence life.
In July of 2015, I moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota to begin my Masters in Higher Education program, while also working as a graduate Hall Director for the University of North Dakota. During this time of self-discovery, I was able to explore my interests in Student Affairs through internships, mentors, and just plain asking different professionals what they do. I completed two official internships – one at the University of Illinois – Springfield in Residence Life and one at UND in Sexual Violence Prevention Programming & Assessment. In May 2017, I officially became a Master!
In June 2017, I began my first full-time position in Student Affairs at Morningside College. My position is housed in Residence Life and I live in one of our residence halls (hence the name of the blog). My official title is Area Coordinator & Student Development Coordinator, and my job involves wearing many different hats. I supervise our Head Residents & Resident Assistants, advise Student Government, do wellness programming, and pretty much anything else that gets thrown on my plate!
As for more personal things, I live with my boyfriend, Matt, which has been all sorts of new for him living on campus. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crocheting, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my loved ones. I also love watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers!
**Disclaimer: all the opinions, statements, views, etc. expressed on this blog are my own and are not a reflection of anyone else or any institution