I’m from New York—upstate New York. That means I’m from the part of the state where you’re likely to end up stuck behind a tractor, not a line of honking cars.

Growing up in that environment taught me the value of hard work. I know from experience that opportunities won’t fall in my lap, and that there is no good substitute for a strong work ethic. Bearing this in mind, I put my all into everything I do.

As a senior at Brigham Young University majoring in public relations with a minor in business, I have a tremendous atmosphere for stretching myself and learning from my peers. I’m a big believer in collaboration, so the communications field is a perfect fit as it gives me ample opportunity to build strong relationships.

I crave the diversity of public relations and marketing, and I love working hard to meeting the shifting demands of the industry. So, whether I’m writing articles, creating infographics, debating films, managing social media, editing, or watching football—I’m all in.