1) What is your background in psychology (e.g., education)?
I have my undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas, where I double majored in psychology and theology. After my undergraduate work, I went to Iowa State University for my master’s degree and Ph.D. in counseling psychology. Being a true Cyclone, I also completed my predoctoral internship at the Iowa State University Student Counseling Services. After finishing my Ph.D., I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School, working with young adults with prodromal psychosis.

2)  Describe your current occupation and any involvement in the Minnesota Psychological Association if applicable.

I am currently a licensed psychologist in clinical practice at Arden Woods Psychological Services in Arden Hills. I also teach a few graduate and undergraduate classes at local universities for balance and variety in my day. After graduate school, I couldn’t quite decide if I should teach or do clinical work, so I decided to do both!  Additionally, I currently co-chair the New Psychologist Network division for MPA.