What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?
Communication major, marketing minor.
What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?
Assistant technical director of Sports Communication.
What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?
Women’s soccer: forward
Women’s lacrosse: midfield
Special Olympics caregiver: four years
Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?
I loved every moment of my time here on the Hill the past four years. I could have never enjoyed it the way I did without the support and love from the athletic teams I was a part of. I had more than 40 women who I spent my days with, and couldn’t imagine going through life without them.
Who do you think was/is your best mentor?
Sandy Lagana, head coach of women’s soccer, and Kristen Ramey, head coach of women’s lacrosse. These two women are the epitome of what it means to have support and guidance when you feel lost or stressed between balancing my athletic career and academic career. Their open door policy allowed me to be a frequent flyer in and out of their offices to laugh, cry, vent, and even grab a snack when I felt I needed a quick pick me up from life.
What is your best memory at McDaniel?
Winning the 2018 ECAC Championship here at McDaniel for the women’s soccer program in our stadium in front of the whole school.
What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?
I struggled with learning how to prioritize what is most important in my life, whether that was my academics, my family, athletics, and even my social life. I learned how to say no to things I don’t need to attend, and that there is always a “next time” when FOMO decides to kick in.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I will be working with a sales and marketing firm in downtown Baltimore called UpRooted Platinum Consulting.
What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?
Never be afraid of feeling uncomfortable. It means you are growing and challenging yourself to be better.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?
Thank you to everyone I crossed paths with here on the Hill, you have each changed my life in multiple ways and without you all, I would not be the woman I am today and strive to become one day.