I consider my hometown as Becker, Minnesota, but I grew up all around the country. I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Health from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. I am currently working towards my Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene at the University of Iowa. My research interests are in air pollution and factory farming, though I hope to narrow that down as I progress in the degree. My career goal is to ultimately end up in academia as a professor. In my free time I like to hang out with my dog and do fun activities outside with him.