I am currently an Assistant Professor at Colorado College in the Department of Economics and Business.

I earned my undergraduate Liberal Arts degree in History from Colorado State University in 1999.  My graduate studies include a Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver in 2010. Prior to joining Colorado College, I taught for six years in the School of Public Service at Old Dominion University in Virginia.  Before that, I worked in the nonprofit sector for ten years as a budget coordinator, grants manager, and program evaluator.  I am also a proud AmeriCorps alumna.


I live outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado with my husband Craig, two children, and my Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Lester.  In my free time I am in the mountains, no matter what time of year.  My passions are my family and living a healthy lifestyle.