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I am a proud alumna of Kansas State University (K-State), where I earned degrees in agricultural journalism and communications and animal science. While attending K-State I was active in numerous ag clubs, my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and several internships and a study abroad experience. After a few years in the work force and finding a desire to pursue a graduate degree in social policy and public administration, I graduated from Park University with a Master's in Public Affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management.
I currently work for Second Harvest Community Food Bank as the food acquisition coordinator. I tie both my love of agriculture and doing good with this position.
I am active with Junior League of St. Joseph, the Young Executive Network with the Metro Chamber, Trails West! arts festival, and the St. Joseph Agribusiness Council.
Besides volunteering and my career, I have a very active and thriving Mary Kay business. My ultimate goal is to be a work-from-home mom and my business has provided more skills and success than I can ever measure and I feel blessed I have this opportunity to provide for my family.
Finally, I am from Kansas but now call Missouri home. I run to live (and for Team Beef). I love all things, most days, especially my friends, family, horse, Bostons and Todd. I live each day to understand His purpose, grace and plan for life.