Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant, M.A. Student
Department: Communication Studies
I am originally from Sussex, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee). In 2013, I acquired my bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology from Ripon College in Wisconsin. Following graduation, I traveled to Russia to teach English & Communication at Tomsk Polytechnic University and two private English schools (English House and Interlang House of Languages), as well as do some volunteer work at a local church. I then spent three months in Germany as a short-term au-pair, traveling to as many places in Europe as possible. I then returned to the US to join the workforce as a Communication Specialist and Events Coordinator at an engineering company close to my hometown. When I decided to pursue my Master's degree, I was drawn to Colorado State University and the Department of Communication Studies for their award-winning program with such a uniquely strong emphasis on teaching.
B.A. Communication, Ripon College
2013, “Beer Commercials: A Contradiction in Communication,” Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research, 41-64.
2013, "Gold, Silver, Bronze, Failure: The Marginalization of Fourth Place Olympians, " The Ripon College Journal of Ethics and Communication, 9-18