One of my professional goals is to make a larger impact on our community beyond the admistrative role I have in the Graduate College, the students that I teach and the research group I help direct.

In Iowa I have served via
  • Iowa’s statewide Strategic Planning committee for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), 2010-2011
  • Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Board: Policy committee
Ames is a wonderful community. I have been able to give a little back by serving on the ASSET Board: a group of the five major funders of human services programs that coordinates local planning, assess needs, evaluate the capabilities of agencies to provide programs, and recommend funding for programs. I also organize the youth soccer program in Story County for 4 to 10 year old children as commissioner for the Central Iowa Soccer League. I have also served as chair of the Wesley Board and am faculty advisor to the ISU cricket club.