A West Virginia native, I moved to Athens, Ohio in 2007 to attend Ohio University and pursue my dream of becoming a journalist, specifically to work in public relations. It was the best decision I've ever made, and I count my blessings daily for all the incredible experiences I've had and all the friends who have truly become my family. In recent years I have realized my great appreciation for coffee, good books and great friends. I am fortunate that I found my passion early in my career, and every morning I wake up I know that public relations is the field in which I am supposed to be. When I'm not busy working in public relations or going to class, I am following my first love in life: performance and the fine arts.