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My childhood was spent in the small, rural town of Friend, Nebraska (outside of Lincoln), where I spent many of my childhood summers detasseling to earn money. I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to complete my undergraduate degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, where I became incredibly interested in the field of psychology. I stayed in Lincoln to complete my Masters degree in educational psychology, followed by my doctorate in school psychology, both at the University of Nebraska. Throughout graduate school, I was fortunate to gain a breadth of experiences, including working as a school psychology intern in an elementary school. At this time, I frequently completed academic and intellectual assessments, developed behavioral interventions, conducted social skill and reading groups, aided in implementing a school-wide bullying prevention program, and consulted with parents, teachers, and administrators. Throughout my work with schools, I developed a passion for working with school systems at different levels, and specifically gained an interest in supporting children's academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development through family-school partnerships.

I currently split my time between BCSMHC as a regional coordinator, and as a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Missouri's Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology department. In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my sisters and eight nieces and nephews. I am also a fan of all Nebraska Husker athletics, love spending time with my dog, enjoy playing pub trivia, and am an avid concert-goer.