I started at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln majoring in biological chemistry with an added interest in information technology. Early on I began working in two positions many would consider unrelated, one as a researcher at UNL employing biochemical analysis and molecular genetics, and the other as technical support for the College of Business Administration. I brought a little bit of each position to the other one and gained a unique perspective. Working in information technology, I applied many of the scientific concepts I learned in lab to solve problems that others founds difficult to tackle using conventional tools in the IT toolkit. Gaining experience from this, and importantly, working along many talented colleagues and learning from them, I grew in the IT leadership field.
I now serve as Director of Information Technology and Facilities operations for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. I continue to use many of the same unique perspectives I started developing early on, and combine them with an ongoing personal experience and development.