I am a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology PhD program at Utah State University (USU). Prior to attending USU I received my BA in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My primary research interests include outcomes related to depression and Alzheimer’s disease, with secondary interests in posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidality among military Veterans. In my clinical work, I have received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and trauma-related interventions (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure). I have experience working with both civilian and military populations and enjoy working with those who have experienced traumatic events and are seeking recovery from post-trauma reactions, as well as those who struggle with chronic suicidality and behaviors/skills deficits that are characteristic of personality disorders. I have been a teaching assistant for several courses at USU and have taught a summer course in Abnormal Psychology, which I greatly enjoyed. Outside the classroom, I enjoy rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking with my dog Leo, and watching college football (Go Nebraska Cornhuskers!). I have accepted an internship position at the George E. Wahlen VA in Salt Lake City!