I graduated with my Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. My focus was in Maternal & Child Health. After completing school, I worked for many years as a Health Educator doing sexual and reproductive health education with middle and high school students. During this time I discovered my passion for youth work and pursued working in youth development with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Twin Cities. There I was able to work with teens on college and career readiness programming. I continued to do youth work with other local non-profit organizations and recently worked as a Youth Specialist at the Youth Connection Center in Minneapolis. I've had extensive training in project management through various positions and managed the office operations at the Youth Connection Center.