ACADEMIC and WORK BACKGROUND:
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Colorado College in the Department of Economics and Business. I am also the Faculty Director of the Public Interest Fellowship Program and Nonprofit Initiatives, which introduces students to nonprofit-sector issues and also helps them gain meaningful work experience in the nonprofit sector.
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.