Originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, I developed an interest in programming, statistics, and theater while I was in high school. While I took classes in statistics and computer science, I spent my free time performing in community theater in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
I attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa from 2012 to 2016. At Luther I expanded my theater work from performing to building sets, operating light and sound boards, assistant stage managing, prop making, stage managing, and assistant directing. In May 2016, I graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics/Statistics and a minor in Theater.
As I approached graduation I struggled to find a way to unite my interests. I did not want to settle for working in just one of those fields, but neither did I yet know how they could interact. After much searching, I found a solution in the Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) program at Carnegie Mellon University, where I began studying in August 2016.
After earning my MET, I hope to continue uniting technology and the arts to tell new stories and to tell old stories in new ways. I think my experiences make me well-suited to production and design roles, and I plan to continue developing those skills and exploring new ways to put them to use.