Hometown: Weston, Missouri
Undergraduate school and major/minor: Bachelor of Fine Arts-Painting, Minor in Philosophy and Religion
Program at Brown: MPH
Anticipated graduation date: May 2023
Three things you have with you at all times: Chapstick, water bottle, nice pens
What are your hobbies or activities when you aren’t studying or working?
Gardening (fruits, veggies, and flowers), quilting, hanging out with friends
What were you doing before you came to the Brown School?
I was a massage therapist for ten years before coming to graduate school and got to work with pediatric hospital populations. I have also worked as a barista, a cocktail waitress, a yoga instructor, an adolescent drug rehab “technician,” and on a landscape crew.
What is a cause your passionate about?
I have been a volunteer for the “Fight for $15 and a Union” campaign for low-wage workers since 2013.
What advice to you have for incoming students?
Try to do your field education in a place that will help to prepare you for your desired job setting. (If you would like to work in a non-profit setting, do your practicum at a non-profit, if you would like to work in government, try to get an internship with the government, etc.) It will give you the confidence you need for your interviews and look good on your resume.