I was born and raised in Wunsiedel, Germany. It's a very small town about 3.5 hours north of Munich. My father is originally from there and my mother was born and raised in Prague. Needless to say I was brought up bilingually, speaking both German and Czech.
I came to The University of Kansas in 2004 and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in May of 2008. I then moved to Denver for a year of OPT, managing an iconic bike shop and learning the ropes of retail.I moved back to Lawrence in the summer of 2009 and started on my MBA at Washburn University. I graduated with Honors from Beta Gamma Sigma late spring 2011, after a brief study-abroad trip to China. I got married a week after I returned and began my professional career.
I am very excited to be joining the SLLC and look forward to be working with all of you. I can already tell that there is an immensely positive atmosphere and I can't wait to contribute. I am looking forward to share my international background, my languages, and my professional experience with you and with the students we will be working with. I know first-hand the importance of knowing several languages, as it has opened many doors for myself. Through extensive travel throughout Europe, Asia, Indonesia, China and Morocco I was also lucky to experience many different cultures first-hand. My goal is to help create a meaningful experience for our students, and make them feel welcomed and cared for at the SLLC.