Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Chaska, Minnesota.
Where are you going to school and what are you planning to pursue upon graduating?
I am currently attending North Dakota State University and Minot State University. I plan to graduate with a dual degree in Social Work and Human Development & Family Science in May 2021. With my degrees I would love to work in Child Protective Services (CPS).
What drew you to adoption and interning with CAS?
From a very young age I have always been interested in adoption. However recently, I was able to connect with a family that was blessed with a child through adoption at CAS. Through these moments I have always been interested in learning more about adoption and the career aspect of it. Being allowed the opportunity to intern at CAS has been a blessing, especially, being able to connect with my faith while serving both birth mothers and adoptive families.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family. I also love being active in nature, whether this is going for long outdoor runs, fishing, camping, or hiking, etc.
Can you share a favorite quote or something that inspires you?
“Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.” -Mother Theresa I think this quote is something that I often look to as an important reminder that if I continue to go through things too quickly that my guardian angel cannot keep up. So, it is important to slow down and take time to think through everything and let my guardian angel stay by my side.
Working with expectant parents who want to make a life-affirming decision. Preparing couples to grow their family through domestic infant adoption.