Year in School: Junior
Major: Finance; Minors: Accounting, Business Law
Hometown: Faribault, Minnesota
Dairy Background: I grew up showing dairy cattle through 4-H. I joined 4-H in 2nd grade and showed mainly jerseys through my last year of high school. I also competed in dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging. Getting to travel across Minnesota judging cows is one of my favorite memories of 4-H because of the amazing dairy farms we got to visit. Dairy judging also gave me the opportunity to judge at World Dairy Expo and the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. Outside of 4-H, I was involved in FFA and the Minnesota Junior Holstein Association.
Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? I knew I wanted to be involved in the Gopher Dairy Club as soon as I decided to come to the University of Minnesota. Even though I don’t have an agriculture based major, I wanted to stay connected to my dairy roots. I really enjoy helping at our dairy judging contests and working at the dairy bar at the Minnesota State Fair, so I knew that becoming a member of the executive team would be another way to continue to stay involved in serving the club. As a finance major, the treasurer position seemed like a perfect fit.
How are you involved on campus and in Gopher Dairy Club?
I am involved in Beta of Clovia sorority, Salt Company, the Student Accounting and Finance Association, and the Minnesota Royal executive team. In GDC, I have served on the yearbook committee, the social media team, and the alumni committee.
What are your future plans after graduation? Upon graduation, I hope to further my education by attending graduate or law school. My long-term plan is to work in corporate finance or corporate law in Southern Minnesota.
If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why?
I would have to say ice cream because there are so many different flavors for every occasion!