From the time I was very young I knew I wanted to find a vocation that integrated my deep curiosity about human psychology with the philosophy and spirituality grounded in human rights, justice, and compassion. My life has been shaped not only by education but as importantly through transformative experiences with community, cross-cultural encounters, healing and social justice mentors, and the inspiring stories of those whom I have encountered. Lifequesting is the culmination of this life’s journey.
I chose to get my Masters degree in social work because it expressed my belief that our environment, history, culture, and social location is the context in which our individual meaning, struggles, and suffering are situated. I was very insecure as a child and repeatedly called out by the gym teacher during kickball games for not having kicked once when others had kicked three or four times. My shyness was challenged through leadership experiences in youth ministry, nonviolent social action, and my own healing and transforming journey.
I have cultivated a meaningful and happy life, surrounded by family and friends, and lots of fun. I enjoy spending time with children, playing board games, being a super fan of the Minnesota Lynx and exploring new adventures.