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ABOUT ME

I was born in Minnesota and lived in the Twin Cities metro until I turned 18 and moved to Nebraska to attend Creighton University. There, I found psychology. Psychology has been my academic passion since then, and it has taken me to places I have never imagined, including Namibia. After Creighton, I attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for graduate school and earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Purdue University.

Outside of academics, I enjoy spending time with my partner, taking our dog for walks or to the dog park, biking, cooking, reading, and brewing beer. 

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Beliefs about Mental Illness & Treatment

in Namibia, Southern Africa

2016

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

Immigrant & Refugee Mental

Health

Psychotherapy Process &

Outcome

Positive Psychology in Psychotherapy

2011

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

M.A. Counseling Psychology

2009

Creighton University

B.A. Psychology

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