I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from a small college in North Dakota. After working several years in health care, I took an opportunity to work as an admissions representative at my alma mater. Since then I have worked at a regional four-year university and a community college in Minnesota and a land-grant research university in Illinois. Along the way I earned my Masters of Science degree in Education Leadership. As a first-generation college student I encountered barriers through my college experience, and that instilled in me a desire to guide students through their college journeys. I enjoy connecting individuals to opportunities in higher education because it is one of the most powerful tools to grow personally and to pursue a meaningful career.