I grew up in Bellefonte, PA and graduated from Penn College of Williamsport, Pa. with an associate’s degree in Applied Science. I have worked at Penn State University for going on 13 years now. I came from the College of Engineering, in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP). I was in that position for six years. I also worked at Penn State Harrisburg in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SSET) with the Mechanical Engineering department. I was at that position for five years, and even before that the College of Health and Human Development with the Prevention Research Center (2 yrs). I am a nature enthusiast with my biggest interests being hunting, gardening, and hiking.