I am involved with agriculture in a number of fields, with professional experience ranging from fertilizer and pesticide application and use, to cutting-edge practices in organic and sustainable agriculture. I am active in the swine industry, and have worked in the dairy industry. My goal is to use my degree in Agricultural Communication to represent the needs of farmers and ranchers in Washington state to companies, organizations, and politicians.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Service Worker I

Washington State University Swine Center
Managed the day-to-day operations of a farrow-to-finish facility without faculty supervision, including: herd health and management, facilities operations, book keeping, and customer relations; delivered hogs to customers across the Inland Northwest.
Feb 2010 - Present

Retail Merchandiser and Product Counselor

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Educated store employees on the company’s products; helped customers find the best product for the job; set up and maintained product displays.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Marketing Intern

National Center for Appropriate Technology
Organized outreach and publicity for projects and events; edited and contributed to publications; wrote articles for Web site; researched up-to-date statistics.
Nov 2007 - May 2009

Lab Technician

Washington State University - Dr. John McNamara

Care and maintenance of dairy cows undergoing nutrigenomic feed studies, including feed rations, body condition scoring and halter breaking; laboratory procedures and data entry 

May 2007 - Aug 2007


LandAmerica Transnation Title and Escrow
Handled customer relations; put together thank-you packages for customers; coordinated data entry and customer files between several offices; opened new customer accounts.


Aug 2006 - May 2010


Washington State University

Graduated cum laude

Regent's Scholar

President's Honor Roll