Audrey is a native of Montezuma, Kansas. She earned a B.S. in Agricultural Communications and Journalism in 2013 and a M.S. in Agricultural Communication and Education in 2016, both at Kansas State University. Audrey completed her Ph.D. in Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University in 2021. Audrey was an instructor of agricultural communications at Kansas State University for two years. Audrey also has professional experience as an agronomy salesperson, event planner and coordinator, and communications coordinator. Audrey's research interests include branding, rural community vitality, and the longevity of land-grant institutions.