I hold a B.A. in both Accounting and Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. Prior to returning to graduate school, I worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Minneapolis, MN, where I specialized in the external audit of mutual funds and hedge funds.

I enjoy distance running, continental philosophy (especially Heidegger), grilling on my patio (any time of the year), a good cup of coffee, maintaining my 90 gallon saltwater reef aquarium, scuba diving, competitive public speaking, Microsoft Excel (yes, really), and my Vizsla puppy named Chloe (you should follow her on Instragram, she's famous).