How Did I become part of this AAU team? Well, I have been part of it since day one. Coleen, the director of AAU is my mom and the founder of AAU. I have a pretty unique point of view in adoption. I live it every day and have grown up knowing and feeling all the feelings of an adoptee. My story may not be perfect but that also means I can relate to many others as well.
As I went on to college, I earned my associate degree in human services at Lake Area Technical Institute, I have helped AAU throughout the years and then officially after graduating High School. Doing this job has really given me a new sense of belonging. Since I grew up with AAU, I have had many experiences and can help with many different aspects of adoption. Although social work was not my first career choice in life, I did choose this path because I feel it was the right choice for me.