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Dept. Equity Liaison

Clinical Laboratory Science - academic advising; course instruction

Laboratory Management. 


Brief biography

I am a Lifetime country girl and resident of the Driftless, Coulee Region!   Love the beauty, flora and fauna of the countryside -  Vernon County in particular.  In my rare spare time I enjoy hiking and exploring all nature has to offer -  within Wisconsin  and beyond as I have enjoyed multiple trips to the national parks of the Rocky Mountains.

I consider myself a lifelong learner and a naturally very curious person.   This is what brought me back to UWL for the 3rd time in my life -This time as an instructor! UWL has so much to offer our students and I am very proud to say I am alumni and have the opportunity to share my professional experiences with students as we learn together.    There is never an end to learning as long as you are curious enough to continue asking the questions of why and how!

Current courses at UWL

CLI 120:  Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science

MIC 230:  Fundamentals of Microbiology - Lecture and Laboratory

CLI 410:  Clinical Hematology - Laboratory

CLI 440/540:  Clinical Parasitology - Lecture and Laboratory

MIC 460/560:  Laboratory Management (Symposium in Microbiology)


MBA - Healthcare emphasis, 2014:  Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI.

Bachelor of Science, 2005, Clinical Laboratory Science:  University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI.  Clinical rotation: Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks and Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI.

Bachelor of Science, 1986, Microbiology (Chemistry minor): University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI



Professional history

15 yrs - Laboratory Manager (Environmental Sciences and Healthcare)

12 yrs - Clinical Laboratory Scientist; Mayo Clinic Health System

20 yrs - Environmental Consultant and small business owner

12 yrs - Analytical Chemist; Environmental Testing