I am a realtor with Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group at the metro office located in the East Village. Prior to that, I was the executive director of Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines and public affairs officer and community relations state director for Citi businesses in Iowa.
I’m currently reading “Simple Abundance.” My all-time favorite books are “The Fountainhead” and One Hundred Years of Solitude.” I also love the profound simplicity of poems by Jacques Prevert.
Some of my favorite memories from my days at Central come from sharing a corner suite in Graham Hall with my Upward Bound friends, Melody McCuen and Shannon Sample during our freshman year. We had all three of our beds stacked one on top of the other. Mine was on the bottom so it was great fun (and scary) to watch Mel and Shannon climbing in and out of bed when they were pledging into their sorority!
My life after Central has been a wonderful adventure. I joined the Peace Corps after graduation as a way to “give back” for the countless ways that so many people helped me and my family when we came to the United States. I’ve also had some amazing opportunities to create and run programs and organizations for local and multinational corporations that I felt have made a difference in the community.