I joined the UMVRDC in November 2021 as a Community Development Specialist. I will be working on the MnDOT Transportation Planning Program and Safe Routes to School. In May 2021, I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with minors in Leadership, Political Science, and Sustainability Studies. Previously, I worked at Region Nine Development Commission as an Economic Development Intern and am excited to continue working in community and economic development. I grew up on a farm just outside St. James, MN and now live in Ortonville, MN.