Administrative and Events Assistant
Science Education Resource Center - Carleton College
My science education interests include encouraging women and minorities to participate. In junior high and high school, I attended many STEM conferences aimed towards girls. I hope we have reached the day where that is no longer necessary, and standard STEM conferences now include as many girls as boys.
I come to SERC with a lot of experience in running major events for both businesses and nonprofits. In my most recent position, I organized and ran large events for a private business. Before that, I ran a nonprofit where I ran events to raise volunteers, train volunteers, and fundraise. In both of these jobs I learned about all the little details it takes to execute an event.
I also have a long history of writing. While in law school, I wrote briefs and a note over 50 pages long. As a nonprofit leader, I sent out weekly email updates, and quarterly newsletters. I worked for lawyers as well and wrote briefs and appellate briefs for them. I really enjoy writing and am looking forward to the chances I will have at this position to write.
- J.D., Certificate Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland OH, 2010
- At my graduation, my class of over 200 students elected me to have the Dean's Community Service Award, and a Student Leadership Award.
- B.A. History, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, 2003
- History and international studies: I studied in Paris for a semester.
Born and raised in rural Nebraska, I grew up on a corn farm. I taught English in China for four years (two years from 2004 - 2006, also 2014 - 2016). I suffered a major medical incident in 2009, right before law school graduation, and moved back to Nebraska with my family. After working in private business and public education for several years, I decided to return to nonprofit work.