What brought you to the Center for Technology in Government?
I like CTG’s focus on applied research and its continued work with government stakeholders to ensure that it is able to develop real-world solutions to complicated issues. I think it is exciting that CTG is able to use its expertise to tackle so many different types of projects.
What did you do prior to coming to CTG?
After completing my Juris Doctor and MA in Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota in 2010, I worked for the Internal Revenue Service. At the IRS, I worked as a Labor Relations Specialist and advised management regarding compliance with the IRS’s labor contract, federal and IRS policies, and labor and employment laws. For the few years, I have been working as a teaching and research assistant under Dr. Ellen Rubin in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Rockefeller College.
What are your plans/goals for the future?
After completing my PhD, I hope to teach personnel and public management in a school of public administration or policy.
How can CTG help you reach your goal for the future?
I think that working at CTG will enhance my ability to work with practitioners in order to examine management and policy issues in the government. This will be invaluable for my future research because I want to focus my work on live issues within the government and working with stakeholders to develop practical solutions.