Like my other intern mates I am also a Wisconsin native. I grew up in the little town of Theresa on what used to be my grandparents old dairy farm. Growing up we always had a menagerie of animals ranging from cats to horses to even peacocks. My love of horses came from my mother who had me up on a horse even before I could walk. I was lucky to always have horses in my life and somehow my love of horses never faded.
I attended UW-River Falls for my undergraduate degree where I graduated with an Animal Science Degree with an emphasis in Equine Medicine. While attending school I developed a strong interest in equine reproduction. This interest lead me to an internship in Kentucky through the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program where I worked at thoroughbred breeding farm for six months. Being able to work with broodmares and foals on a daily basis really made my interest in theriogenology grow. I then made the drastic cross county move to attend veterinary school in Arizona. Midwestern University is located in Glendale Arizona and I was lucky to be part of their inaugural veterinary class. Upon graduation I missed the good ole' Midwest and finally made the move that brought me back home to Wisconsin! My interests in equine medicine include theriogenology, surgery, and field medicine.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, who are beyond happy to have me back in Wisconsin again, as well as running and spending time outdoors. I have two fur-kids at home, my two cats, Rue and Stark.