Miss Washington 2018
Placed in the Top 15 competing for Miss America
"For these little girls, I am the closest thing to a princess in real life. I shared that being strong, empowered, and fearless can give them a kingdom of their own."
The crown wasn’t about me, but everyone who looked up to it. I feel privileged to have used my voice this year to encourage, mentor, and ignite change in my community. My voice and actions made an impact in ways I never expected.
I cherished my time working closely with the Paralympic movement and the Special Olympics, making sure kids and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to be an athlete. I didn’t find my identity in the crown but the lives who inspired, challenged, and showed me a new way of looking at the world. From playing on a wheelchair basketball team to performing piano for a retirement home, I always found new ways to grow and learn through this job.
I wanted my year to be centered around serving others and I am proud to say I accomplished that goal. Some of my favorite memories include many hospital visits, multiple dance marathons, baking at the Ronald McDonald house with patients, spending a week as a camp counselor for teens with disabilities, hosting a successful clothing drive for at-risk youth in Spokane, and educating middle schoolers on the dangers of drugs and alcohol through ESD 113.