Hi! I’m currently a Senior pursuing a degree in Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in Advertising, and a minor in Photography. This year I’ll be representing Grand Valley’s PRSSA chapter as VP of Philanthropy, continuing my work on the GrandPR team as an Account Associate, and competing as a second-year member of the Grand Valley Equestrian Club. 

I am so thrilled at the opportunity to go to the PRSSAINC this year in San Diego, Califoria. I look forward to learning a ton about the PR industry and taking what I’ve learned back home to our chapter here at Grand Valley. 

However, as the VP of Philanthropy, I am most excited to connect with local organizations and get our chapter involved and passionate about making an impact on our Grand Rapids community! There’s a lot of great work that can and should be done here in West Michigan for those in need and I’m excited to share my passion for philanthropy with my fellow students.

I’m a native West Michigander residing right in a set of suburbs backing up to the famous “Muck-Fields” of Hudsonville. When I’m not hard at work on campus, you can find me hanging out at the barn, getting ready to ride; or downtown Grand Rapids with friends hanging out at breweries and local concert venues, always with my trusty camera in hand.

A fun fact about me: I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Disney College Program in the Fall of 2017 and my first career goal after graduating is to head back to Walt Disney World as a Professional Intern. I would also love to someday work in the PR and Advertising sectors of the Equine industry and other professional-level sports.