Rural Nebraska has provided opportunities for the things I enjoy most in life, including spending time with family, exploring the beautiful landscape by kayaking rivers, boating on lakes, and relaxing on sandbars. It has been easy to develop a true appreciation for everything this state has to offer. My husband and I both come from farming families and were lucky to find an acreage near Wayne to enjoy with our children. The space also provided us with an opportunity to do a solar project installation.
My professional career has revolved around community engagement and advocating for students and families. I have been fortunate to meet and work with an incredibly talented and diverse group of people. I am excited to join the Center for Rural Affairs to work for Nebraskans in new ways, with a focus on policy and rural communities.|