I attended UW-Madison and graduated with degrees in International RelationsCartography & GIS, and a certificate from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. I was fortunate to find a job at a locally owned cartography design firm before graduation. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the private sector and learned from some of the best in the industry. When the opportunity came about to join the UW–Madison Cartography Lab, I knew it was the right move, as I would be able to train a new generation of cartographers!

In my career I've enjoyed plenty of opportunities to lead. In January 2018—as a move to free up time to serve locally—I will wrap up an 11 years service with the North American Cartographic Information Society. I served the multinational professional association in many roles from the Society’s president to executive director, where I helped to build a stronger community and spearheaded other positive changes in the organization.

In August of 2016, I completed a master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Adler University, an institution focused on social justice. Grad school was a task that I took on while working full-time. Most recently, in July of 2017, I graduated from Wisconsin Emerge, a program that prepares women to run for office, and helps to build connections.

I look forward to working together to lead our community within Dane County! I am honored to be endorsed by our current County Supervisor, Robin Schmidt.