I enjoy connecting with and being inspired by fellow economists and researchers through a number of avenues. Currently, I am serving on the Expert Scientific Advisory Group for Growing Up in New Zealand at the University of Auckland. At the University of Wyoming, I've served at the department, college, and unversity level on a variety of committees. Most recently, I was appointed as to represent my department to the faculty senate.
Over the last four years, much of my leadership and service energy has been dedicated to furthering mentoring in the applied economics professions. Over my career, I've worked closely with colleagues at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) to develop an association-wide mentoring program. This included serving as the chair of initial task forces on mentoring in the association. My colleagues and I authored a white paper on mentoring in that time. Based on recommendations from that paper, the AAEA developed the Early Career Development (ECD) committee. I was honored to serve as the first ECD committee chair. Prior to these leadership roles, I have also served as an officer and chair of the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics or CWAE section of AAEA as well as a member of committes in the Agribusiness Economics and Management or AEM section.