Department: Water Resources
Position: Staff Engineer
Location: Brookings, SD
What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? I would love to travel to all the national parks in the United States. It would be awesome to see all the different landscapes, and hike all over the country!
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend? My ideal weekend would be camping with my family. We spend time playing cards and board games, walking and hiking, and end the day with a campfire. Spending time with my family is one of my favorite activities!
What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it? Cross-stitching – there are so many beautiful designs and ways to personalize them!
What’s the oldest thing you own? I have two gold necklaces that originally belonged to two of my great-grandmothers, one from each side of my family. They are very special to me, and they make me feel connected to some of my family members that I never got the chance to get to know.
If you could have an all-expenses paid trip to see any famous world monument, which monument would you choose? I would choose to visit Machu Picchu in Peru. I learned a lot about the ancient Latin American cultures during my Spanish minor in college, and they are very fascinating to me!