Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Master’s Degree in Communications and become a Charitable Events Coordinator for a non-profit organization.
Talent: Vocal Performance
Scholastic Honors: Top 20 Most Outstanding Seniors, Dean’s list member at the University of Washington, Puyallup School District Scholarship recipient, and the Daffodil Foundation Scholarship Award recipient.
Leadership Roles: Co-Founder of Queens for a Cure, Assistant director for multiple youth theaters, Rogers High School Daffodil Princess, Member of Leadership, Elected Class Secretary/Treasurer (2007-2010)), Varsity Cheerleader, and a Member of the Teaching Academy.
Accomplishments: Cast member of Seattle Magazine’s “Best Musical” of 2012, Presidential Award for Academic Honors, National Grand Champion Level 4 Competition Cheer, Regional Award recipient DECA, Most Articulate Speaker, Presented a speech at Graduation in front of 8,000 people, and was Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2008.
Interesting Facts: I started reading at 3 years old, and at that same age thought I could hum in German. I can teach you how to fly on a wolphin, and can say my ABC’s backwards. At one time had an impressive collection of Hot Wheels.
Employment: Office Coordinator at Franciscan Medical Group, Development Intern at Komen Puget Sound
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations? The world I came from is directly related to my success because my family, and God were strong inspirations in my life. My goal-oriented mind has allowed me to push myself beyond my expectations. My family’s love for music, leading, volunteering and traveling are components that I would say helped develop my dreams, and I dream of a lifetime of adventures. I have an enormous bucket list, full of adventures, including being a youth theater director, performing all of my dream roles on stage, helping find a cure for Breast Cancer and visiting numerous countries. I could not have achieved any of my most proud accomplishments without the love and support of my home team, my family.
Of all the ways you could succeed in your life, why have you chosen to succeed in the Miss America Pageant? The Miss America Pageant stands above all the rest. The opportunity for young women to earn scholarships is unmatched by any other provider. Whether Miss Auburn, Miss Washington, or Miss America I will reach more people with the important issue of instilling self-worth in women, and educating them about Breast Cancer. In addition to these opportunities, Miss America includes a talent competition, and I love performing. To have a way to reach a bigger audience with my platform, my voice, and for networking opportunities, there is no better program than the Miss America Organization.
What social issue, other than your platform, will have the greatest impact on your generation and why? The common issue of entitlement has plagued my generation in an extreme way. Removing myself from this mindset has helped me gain a work ethic much like those in my family before me, and without that work ethic I would not be as successful as a student, worker, or leader. I hope that my peers and those younger than me can surpass this plague of entitlement and value of hard work.