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Court Appointed Special Advocates seek to promote and protect the best interests of children in the foster care community. I have volunteered with CASA since moving to Brookings in 2021.

Society of Policy Scientists

The Society of Policy Scientists is a group of policy analysts, program practitioners, and academics who use a comprehensive, problem-oriented approach to addressing important policy challenges. I have served on the Executive Council since 2020 and have been a member since 2014.

SDStates' Students Association

I have served as a faculty advisor for the South Dakota State University’s Students’ Association since 2022.  The Students’ Association Senate serves as the representative body of SDSU students and allocates student funds to support campus life.


As a Ph.D. student she was the head of Doctoral Organizing Committee and was a Rackham Professional Development Leader, where she organized weekly professional development events for her Ph.D. community. During her MS at Texas Tech she taught English as a Second Language with Literacy of Lubbock. At the University of Illinois, she is serving as a money mentor with Illinois Extension to help local families to set and meet financial goals.

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