I was raised in Duluth, Minnesota.  After I graduated from Duluth Central High School, I took off on a voluntary exchange program in Costa Rica.  I worked as a care taker, English teacher, and tour guide for the Karen Mogenson Forest Reserve for ~5 months. 

Upon returning to the United States, I started studying Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS).  After 2 years at UWS, I studied abroad in Newcastle, Australia for one semester, and then in Wonju, South Korea the following semester.  After exchanging for a year, I transferred to Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU) and began studying Civil Engineering. 

I completed my B.S. in Civil Engineering in May 2011, and my M.S. in Civil Engineering in December 2013.  I emphasized in geotechnical engineering and construction, and wrote my thesis on the Evaluation of Transverse Behavior of Geosynthetics When Used for Subgrade Stabilization.
I now work for a heavy civil construction company called Quest Civil Constructors, Inc.  The company is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, but we perform work throughout the western half of the United States.