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2715 13th St Columbus NE 68601-4916
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4-H Youth Development Extension Educator located in Platte County. My programming focus is college and career readiness, with local partnerships with the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Community College and all Platte County schools. <br><br>As Assistant 4-H Coordinator, I help provide leadership to enhance the overall effectiveness of the 4-H Youth Development program in Nebraska.

icon-academic-capEducation

  • BS, University of Nebraska, 2007
  • MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2013

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Rural Hispanic Youth Perceptions of Positive Youth Development, Journal of Extension, August 2016
  • Perceptions of Positive Youth Development Experiences Related to Rural Hispanic Youth Academic Success

icon-keynotePresentations

  • Improving Academic Skills, Leadership Skills, and Student Engagement Through Collaboration with 4-H, National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education, Portland, OR
  • College and Career Ready Partnerships: Right in Your Own Backyard!, Nebraska Department of Education, Kearney, NE
  • Leap into Careers, Nebraska School Counselor Association, Kearney, NE

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Extension Coach of the Year, Nebraska Extension, 2019
  • Governor's Flood Hero, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, 2019
  • Periodical Publication - Individual, National Association of 4-H Extension Agents, 2018
  • Video Program, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2019
  • Personal Column, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2019
  • Promotional Package - Individual, National Association of 4-H Extension Agents, 2017
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association, 2017
  • Excellence in Workforce Development Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2019
  • Educational Piece - Team, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2019
  • Early Career Outstanding Extension Leadership Award, Epsilon Sigma Phi, 2016
  • Creative Programming Team Award, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association, 2016
  • Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2016
  • Bob Clausen Memorial Outstanding Achievement Award, Nebraska FFA Alumni Association, 2016
  • Achievement in Service Award, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, 2015

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