Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Elementary Education
• Minor: Communication Sciences and Disorders
I have Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and
• I have had 9 reconstructive leg surgeries in four
• I am a patient at the Shriner’s Hospital for
Children, and it is truly a remarkable place.
In high school the thing that I most enjoyed
was attending a local elementary school as
part of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the
Black Hills program. I mentored a 4th grade
student during the week.
When I go home for breaks I love to go to my
mother’s school and volunteer in the
I enjoy spending as much time as possible
with friends and family.
My biggest professional goal is to teach in
a low-income area to student’s who really
• My mother works at a low-income school in Rapid
City and it is amazing to see the interactions with
the teachers and students and the joy that these
students get from being in school.
a teacher in a low-income school
My Mother and Father
Grandpa and Grandma
2 of my brothers and my niece and
Movie: The Sandlot
Food: Pot Roast
Ice Cream: Pistachio
Music Group: Goo Goo Dolls
TV Show: ONE TREE HILL!!!