I began working at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in August 2011. My duties range from compiling participation sheets for CETL programs/workshops, creating surveys, and writing brief reports about the data. I received my Bachelor's degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Currently, I am in my first year as a graduate student here at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire studying American history with an aspiration to receive my PhD within that field. The heart of my historical interest rests within the Cold War era; specifically, where the politics of business, consumption, and social activism intersect foreign affairs. At this time, the working topic for my Master's thesis centers on the construction of the Interstate Highway System and its effects on small business America. In my spare time I enjoy staying fit by running, weight training, and dancing; I also relish watching sports, particularly football as I am an avid Badgers and Packers fan, and spending time with my wife and friends.