Where are you from? Where did you go to college?
I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!), but I went to school in enemy territory at the University of Minnesota (Ski-U-Mah) where I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
What brought you to OSU? What is your role in the College of Forestry?
My husband and I moved to Oregon when he started a graduate program at UO. I was looking to make an industry change as I had previously only worked in professional sports, and was interested in opportunities within higher education. I saw the perfect job posted for a senior graphic designer at the College of Forestry and pounced on it! I currently act as the college’s Art Director. It has been my favorite job by far, even with the hour and a half commute!
What’s your favorite part about working for the College of Forestry?
The people and the subject matter. I work with a great team and love feeling like the work I do makes a difference.
What do you like to do outside of work? Hobbies, family, volunteer work, etc.
I have a 7 month old baby, Zoe. She takes up most of my free time outside of work. On weekends, we like to go on easy hikes and take our dog, Oliver, to the dog park. My family is incredibly dedicated to the TV show “Survivor” (yes, it’s still on!) and look forward to watching it every Wednesday night! When I can, I like to read mystery/thriller fiction and historical nonfiction. I highly recommend Tana French for the former and Erik Larson for the latter!
What’s your favorite food?
I LOVE mexican food. I could have rice and beans for every meal.
What’s your favorite time of the year? Why?
Summers in Oregon are hard to beat. The weather is beautiful.
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have an adorable Pomeranian-mix, Oliver, and I am completely obsessed with him. It is my unbiased opinion that he is the world’s bestest, cutest and floofiest puppy dog.
What is something funny, interesting, or crazy that has happened to you in the past year?
I had a baby 7 months ago and life with her has been been every kind of funny, interesting and crazy! She keeps me on my toes!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Why?
I just want to be a witch in the Harry Potter universe. I am a Hufflepuff, by the way.