Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
College: Davidson College
My Overland summers have been the best experiences of my life.
Originally from Springfield, Missouri, I graduated from Davidson College in 2014. At Davidson, I was a member of the women’s varsity swim team and was on the school record holding 800 free relay and also swam the 100 and 200 butterfly and 500 freestyle. I was also part of Connor Eating House, a service/social group on campus. During the summer of 2012, I studied abroad in Ghana through Davidson’s anthropology program. While in Ghana, I took an anthropology course, taught kindergarten, tutored at a school and took drumming and dancing lessons. I earned a master’s degree at CU Denver in medical anthropology and moved to Baltimore in August to attend Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In my free time, I enjoy running, open water swimming, hiking, biking and traveling with my family.
In 2013, I led New England Adventure; in 2014, I led Pacific Coast; in 2015, I led the American Challenge southern route; in 2016, I led American Challenge northern route; and in 2017, I led European Challenge. As a kid, I gained so much from my camp counselors; they were such a positive influence on me. I am thrilled to have the chance to pay it forward. I love helping my students learn and grow. There are no words to describe how awesome it is to accomplish amazing things and overcome challenges as a group as we become an inseparable family. I have made friends and memories that will last forever. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the Overland family.