My hometown when I was a student was
I graduated in
History major, Political Science minor, Secondary Education certification
I currently live in
I am now
Since graduating from Alma
I have received a Master of Arts in Education from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in American History and Government from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and have been named the 2015 Michigan Council for the Social Studies High School Educator of the Year. I am also a 2011 James Madison Memorial Fellowship recipient.
My Alma education
was the best start I could get on life. The international experiences Alma College facilitated, combined with the world-class education I received, have served me well into a very successful career in education. Alma College provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, but also nurtured my internal drive to take risks and push myself to be ever better. My year in India helped me to really learn who I was as a person and a teacher, and has fueled my desire to travel as much as possible for educational purposes.
My favorite place(s) on campus included
Heritage Center - I was a member of the Kiltie Band and loved performing on stage at such a beautiful facility. KI House - my home away from home for almost my entire time at Alma. My carrell on the “second-and-a-half” floor of the stacks - I spent hours and hours there writing my senior honors thesis!
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is
receiving the Alma College Global Service Fellowship and being able to travel to India to teach and learn there.