I was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. After graduating from Juneau-Douglas High School, I attended Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, California but realized that home was where the heart is, and transferred to the University of Alaska Southeast where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science in 2013. During my years at UAS, I served on the UAS Student Government as both Senator and Vice President, Students in Free Enterprise (now Enactus), and have done various service work around the Juneau community. As an alumni of this outstanding university, I have also participated in an anthropological field school to the Komi Republic, Russia, where I was able to do hands-on ethnographic work on Komi culture and reindeer herding. For details on my experience view my Exchange InFocus.
Most importantly, my passion for people, culture, and their diversity continues as I am able to share my amazing experiences at UAS with prospective students. I enjoy being outdoors, playing hockey, and traveling.