April earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Southern Utah University and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from UNLV. She began teaching as an adjunct at CSN in 2004 and became a full time tenured professor in 2014. April had a career as an actor before transitioning to academics, and still dabbles in acting occasionally. She's also a major geek who loves anything sci-fi or fantasy related. For several years, April served as the coordinator for CSN's Communication Labs; she was also Lead Faculty for the Department of Communication's adjuncts as well as the Chair/Program Planner for the Western States Communication Association's Community College Interest Group.