I am excited to participate in the Ignatian Colleagues Program with everyone in cohort 12. My first introduction to the Jesuits was through my undergraduate studies at Xavier University, where I completed my B.A. in English and Education from Xavier University. I went on to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and remained on staff for several years. In 2007, I entered into ministry within Jesuit higher education, beginning as a campus minister at Rockhurst University and, after holding several roles within the Office of Campus Ministry, transitioned to Vice President for Mission & Ministry in June 2018. While serving at Rockhurst, I have completed an M. A. in Ministry from Creighton University and an M.A. in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Development from Rockhurst University.