I came to Fuqua from a career in government and non-profit organizations. Early in my career, I spent 4 years in the Wisconsin state government working on water quality standards development and natural resource policy. From there I moved to Durham to research environmental policy issues at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions here at Duke. After 2 years at the Nicholas Institute, I spent 2 more years running a statewide AmeriCorps program in environmental education before starting my MBA.

In addition to trying to balance the challenges of being a first-year student, I also have 2 kids, ages 2 and 5. Being a mom at Fuqua is incredibly challenging, and I am thankful every day for the support of my husband and my fellow first-year students.

Some random facts about me:

  1. I love swimming, and I have no memories of a time in my life when I didn't know how to swim.
  1. I majored in environmental engineering and minored in music. At various points in my life I’ve played the cello, piano, trumpet, and guitar. My favorite is the guitar, because I love singing along.
  1. I’ve been a runner since I was 15. I love waking up early to go for a pre-dawn run. I am pretty sure my family thinks I am crazy, but they lovingly accommodate me.