I was born a natural leader. As a five-year-old, I took charge of a stranger’s party and started handing the birthday boy his presents. After moving from Texas to Colorado that year, I taught myself how to ride a bicycle and convinced my older brother it was time he learned to ride too.
In 1996, I was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, a disease unfamiliar to my family. Over time, I accepted finger pokes, blood tests, and injections as part of my life and health became a high priority. Despite the challenges that come with living with diabetes, I don't let it define me. I compete in triathlons and love healthy cooking. Through the years, diabetes has taught me patience, responsibility, humility, and faith.
I have lived abroad: in Oxford and as an intern in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Wide Organization of Women at the United Nations. Some of my responsibilities as an intern included interviewing refugee women about their life experiences. While there I found a passion for helping women.
I went to BYU with a determination to study Business. While here, I found my amazing husband, Nathaniel, and we just celebrated our second year anniversary together! Having been apart of many things that BYU had to offer, in August of 2013 I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Strategy. Now, I seek employment with a motivating company where I can leave a positive footprint.
Some of my "bucket list" items include flying first-class on an airplane, going on a safari in Africa, giving a dozen roses to a stranger, and giving serve in a third world country.