I grew up in Brookings, South Dakota, where the two Labrador loves of my life, Apollo and Nikki, still reside. I am currently attending the University of Minnesota to earn my BS in Animal Science, PreVet and a Wildlife Care and Handling Minor. Urged on by my passions for learning, animals, and conservation, I plan to apply for vet school upon completion of my undergraduate studies. In the Fall, you can catch me at the gopher football games playing drums with the UofM Marching Band. In my free time I love to listen to music, read, and play board games.