Hometown: Marshall, Michigan
High School: Marshall High School
College: Valparaiso University (undergraduate and graduate)
Major: BBA Marketing and International Service, MS International Commerce and Policy
Activities during college: International Student Association, Asian American Association, study abroad, medical mission work abroad, Junior Achievement volunteer teacher, radio station DJ, club sports, and internships in marketing, PR and international social work.
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and dogs, traveling, visiting zoos, attending Chicago Cubs games and PGA events whenever I can, and volunteering with animal rescues.
Fun and interesting fact about yourself: I have travelled to over 45 countries on 4 different continents, including spending about 6 months living in a village in India.
Do you have any special advice or tips for applicants? Going to college is something that you are doing to better yourself, both as an academic and as an ever-changing human. Pick a college where you know the faculty and staff will help you achieve both goals, and inspire you to become the best person you can be.
What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? Omaha is a hidden gem in the heart of the US. There are people from all over the world, tons of activities and great food. You will find me sitting in the outfield of TD Ameritrade Park during the College World Series in the summer, trying new restaurants as often as possible, and visiting new exhibits at Henry Doorly Zoo.