I’m excited to join the Residence Life team this year, as well as looking forward to working on the Ridge! Although this will be my first year at Western, I’ve lived in Bellingham since 2017. I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and all my family still lives in the area. I studied at the University of Tennessee for a few years before moving to Montana. For three years I lived on a ski resort two hours north of Yellowstone National Park and worked seasonally, traveling a lot in the offseason. One of my offseason road trips brought me to Bellingham and I instantly fell in love. By the next year I was living in Bellingham and working with young children. This was a tectonic shift for myself after waitressing for nearly 10 years, but I fell in love with the work. A few months after I moved, I started attending Whatcom Community college to finish out my associates degree. Through WCC I was able to gain my DTA and Early Childhood Education certificate. I hope to join the Woodring College of Education soon. All my free time is spent looking after my pets and house plants. I have two cats: Kramer and Toby, and one very sweet dog named Harvey. Let me know if you ever need anything, even if it’s just a little quality time with one of my pets!