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I was raised in a small town in Iowa but came to Missouri for school. I graduated from the University of Missouri - Kansas City with my BA in Secondary Education - English, and then I went straight to graduate school at the University of Central Missouri. I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department while getting my master’s degree in English Language and Literature. Before coming to Truman, I taught high school English and adjunct taught some courses at Moberly Area Community College.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband, Matt, and two children, Riley and Cole. I also enjoy cooking/baking, reading, and being outside.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“All that is gold does not glitter, / Not all those who wander are lost; / The old that is strong does not wither, / Deep roots are not reached by the frost. / From the ashes a fire shall be woken, / A light from the shadows shall spring; / Renewed shall be blade that was broken, / The crownless again shall be king.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)