I have been working in the Office of Admission for four years as a technical assistant, though I'm not sure that my title encompasses all of the elements of my job ... as with most everyone in the office, I wear several hats! I support our Mary Phipps, our coordinator of operations, by helping with data imports and clean-up. I also assist Melanie Drake '92, assistant director of alumni relations, with activities that also involve our office, which means I have the privilege of being in touch with many of our alumni volunteers!
I grew up in Newton – just down the road from Grinnell – and graduated from Iowa State University. These days, I live with my husband and daughter in the country about 25 minutes from Grinnell. It's a nice commute that sometimes involves following tractors or spotting deer, fox, and eagles. My favorite activities (and this list includes those of my husband and daughter, too!) include: dance, swim, read, ride horses, camp, hunt, golf, vacation, and entertain our dog, five cats, two horses, and two gerbils.