My family is from Wisconsin and I currently live in Chicago.
What do you do at Northwestern?
I am one of the Assistant Directors of Social Justice Education. I am primarily responsible for managing the Sustained Dialogue program, facilitating workshops, and creating opportunities for learning and engagement related to social justice for Northwestern.
What groups/committees/communities are you a part of at NU?
I am most connected to my colleagues within Campus Inclusion and Community (CIC), together we work to create spaces where students of all identities and lived experiences can thrive at Northwestern.
What are you passionate about?
I'm passionate about creating a world free of violence and suffering and the deep, transformative, and collaborative work that will need to happen in order to get there.
What are some moments/accomplishments/projects you have been proud of?
Before coming to Northwestern I co-founded the first LGBTQ counseling center in the state of Wisconsin. There I was a practicing art therapist, full spectrum birth doula, and social justice educator. I worked to provide direct care services and shift culture so LGBTQ people of all ages and identities could thrive.
Where can you be found around campus?
If I'm not in Scott Hall, I like to find time to be outside by the water.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Baking elaborate cakes with unique flavors and designs, listening to True Crime podcasts, creating or supporting community organizing/service projects, Reading non-fiction (especially memoirs), making art, and snuggling with my animals.