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My story starts in Northeast Ohio.

I was raised in the ‘burbs of Cleveland, educated by the public school system and was surrounded by incredible people who supported what I set my mind to.

My surroundings helped me understand that the life of a doctor, lawyer or engineer was not the life for me– I aspired to do something more creative, something that I couldn’t find the answer to in a textbook. After coming to that realization, I decided a higher education in journalism and business was the best path to take. Months later, I began the next chapter of my story at the University of Missouri.

During my time at Mizzou, I’ve experienced a myriad of unique adventures. From reporting multi-element enterprise pieces for the local NBC station to creating marketing materials for campus organizations, my journey in Columbia, Missouri has been nothing short of incredible.

I’ve traveled from coast to coast, learning about what media outlets in Seattle are doing to stay ahead of the market and moving to New York for three months to produce social videos for Time Inc.  I’ve also worked on different digital strategies and written blog posts for a meeting, event and incentive travel agency based in Kansas City.

Throughout my adventures, I have been able to find the answers I set out to when I first came to Columbia. I didn’t find them in a textbook, but instead, I found them in the people whose stories I’ve told. I found answers in my adventures of creative storytelling.

At first glance, my story seems to already have adventure jam-packed into it, but this is only the beginning of my story.

Chapter One started in Cleveland, OH.

Chapter Two started in Columbia, MO.

As for Chapter Three…we’ll see where that takes me.

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