Education: BA in Psychology/Sociology
Hometown: Maquoketa, Iowa
What do you like to do for fun? I like to go outside and play sports – basketball, volleyball, or soccer. I also like to read books and take naps!
Why did you join Americorps? I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, especially with children in need.
What’s your favorite part of KOC? My favorite part is working with the kids in any area of their interest, whether it be baseball or math. I just like to do my part in helping them learn to do something that will be with them for life.
If you could go back and meet your childhood self, what advice would you give? The advice I would give to my self would be to try everything. Everything deserves a chance and you will never know what you like until you try it! Also don’t quit if something gets tough, keep going and everything will turn out just fine!
What’s your dream for KOC students? It is my dream that these kids will grow up to learn to follow their dreams and constantly push themselves to be the best they can be regardless of what they do.