Hey! I’m in my senior year here at GVSU, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with minors in Writing and Digital Studies. I am originally from the Midland, Michigan area, but I think of Grand Rapids as home.

I joined PRSSA and GrandPR in hopes of gaining the skills and connections I would need in order to be the best PR professional I could be! This last summer, I was an intern for Ten16 Recovery Housing in Midland, where I helped with their social media and web presence. I also assist both of my parents with the web presence for their own businesses.

Eventually, I would love to work for a PR firm in New York City that specializes in Broadway shows and musicals, or perhaps host a Broadway-based podcast. This year, I’m looking forward to growing closer to my PRSSA family, learning how to host a podcast (and hopefully doing it well), and networking as much as I can.

I also compete in the Miss America Organization, earning over $8,000 in scholarship through the multiple titles I’ve held! This Summer, I placed as the first runner up at Miss Michigan. Additionally, I have a lifelong fear of butterflies, have sung the National Anthem at a Detroit Tiger’s game, passed her driver’s test despite driving her car into the ditch, and overall, I am just trying to be the mother that my succulents need.