Born and raised in Richmond Virginia, and now a current student of the VCU Brandcenter I have a genuine love for the outdoors and am passionate about conservation. My education and passions have led me to work on multiple research projects and jobs that have gotten me outside and making a change in the world we live in.  

I became interested in brands because they are able to influence culture in a way that government policy and research cannot (career paths I have both considered after undergrad). They build community, tell stories, and give people purpose. I am pursuing a master's degree within the Creative Brand Management track because I want to be challenged with problems that force me to think differently, and ultimately, I want to use what I have learned to impact the world for good. It has been an incredible journey so far, and I am excited for the adventure that lies ahead of me.