I received my B.A. degree (Psychology; Sociology) from Concordia College and M.A. (Counseling) and Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) from the University of North Dakota. I am a counseling psychologist and therefore teach courses in the individual differences and applied realms of psychology: Personality Dynamics, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychotherapy, and Psychology of Sport. I also am fortunate to teach both Introductory Psychology and Senior Seminar in Psychology, which gives me the opportunity to be a part of students’ journey in the major from their very first exposure to the discipline to their culminating experience prior to graduation. My research focuses on the quality of romantic relationships; currently, I am investigating the role of different types of sexism in predicting relational support, conflict, and depth in heterosexual couples. Mentoring undergraduate student research is an integral part of my scholarly activities; I received Concordia College’s 2016 Mentor Award for my work with students. I also care deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion and am involved in several college initiatives in this area. My personal interests include spending time with family, gardening, and cheering on my favorite athletes.