Assistant Dean & Director of Global Fellowships & Awards
Ann coordinates the nomination and selection processes for students and alumni interested in nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and grants as well as select Grinnell-specific fellowships and awards.
Ann has worked within higher education across the United States from Oregon to New York, yet her roots are in the Midwest, having grown up in South Dakota. Her passion for guiding students along the application path for nationally competitive awards brings her to the assistant dean and director position at Grinnell, after having served in this same position for seven years at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, and as fellowship advisor for one year at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Her other higher education work experiences include strengths-based education advising; graduate school, pre-med, pre-law, and career advising; graduate school and undergraduate admissions; alumni relations; and residence life. Ann holds degrees in higher education counseling and administration (MS, Minnesota State University, Mankato) and home economics journalism (BS, South Dakota State University).
Yoga, hiking and enjoying nature, reading a good book or watching a good movie, random crafts (i.e. weaving, mandalas), and antiquing keep Ann mindful, centered, creative, and engaged! When not in Grinnell, Ann enjoys spending time in Decorah with her daughter, Sydney, a high school junior; partner, Corey, who serves as the vice-president and dean for student life at Luther College; dog Moxy; and cats Nala and Tessa.