"I hope my work will inspire others to use their experiences and abilities to create a positive change."
After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Media, I jumped right into a career as a general assignment news reporter for KREM 2 in Spokane, Washington. I was then promoted to Anchor on the newly launched Up With KREM morning show. I love exploring the ways that television news, social media, and technology work together in this constantly changing digital world. My genuine love of storytelling combined with my ability to shoot, write, and produce content has sparked my passion for a career in media. I am a naturally curious person who loves to make conversation with just about anyone!
I got involved in the Miss America Organization as a way to gain scholarships and further my education while helping others. I was crowned Miss Washington in June of 2018 where I was awarded the overall interview and talent award. I embarked on a year of public service, speaking engagements, and creating lasting relationships. This accomplishment led me to compete for the title of Miss America on national television! I couldn't be happier to say I placed in the Top 15 out of 51 contestants. Service and advocating for social change is a huge part of my journey within the Miss America Organization.
I was born with hip dysplasia as a child but was fortunate enough to make a full recovery. Although my disability was brief, I felt called to empower those who are still affected by physical disabilities. I partnered with Parasport Spokane, where I had the opportunity to follow their wheelchair basketball team and promote their story by creating a documentary of their journey. Every child, no matter who they are or the disability they face, deserves the chance to be an athlete. I am grateful to combine my talents with an incredible organization, and I look forward to continuing to work with the adaptive sports community in the future. I hope my work will also inspire others to use their experiences and abilities to create a positive change.