I'm currently the program assistant with the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. My main responsibilities include promoting the department via social media and print materials as well as supporting the department's graduate students. I also manage a variety of unrelated responsibilities, which is a testament to my organizational skills. I was once asked what piece of furniture I would be and I quickly answered that I would be a file cabinet.
Before joining ISU, I worked briefly at Principal Financial group and for 7+ years with the education team at the Science Center of Iowa. I began my career at SCI as a summer camp intern and worked my way up to Programs Director, overseeing upgrades to the Challenger Learning Center and renovations to the original site, as well as playing a key role in the opening of the new downtown location.