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I am native to Pennsylvania, born and raised! I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point following high school, where I was active duty in the Army for three years. I finished my last year of college at Penn State - Berks Campus and earned a B.S. in Science (pre-medicine) along with a minor in Communication Arts and Sciences.
I, then, went on to attain a MBA in General Management from Tiffin University and am
currently working on my doctoral degree in Leadership (a topic I’m very passionate about) at the University of the Cumberlands. I worked in various leadership positions in the bio-pharmaceutical arena for 10 years before accepting an offer as an Operations Manager with Amazon in 2018. Currently, I am a Launch Program Manager for Amazon and help to facilitate staffing of new Amazon buildings across the U.S.
Outside of work and school, I have several interests and hobbies. First and foremost, I am passionate about giving back and helping others, particularly our Veterans and our active-duty military personnel! In fact, my platform is called “Operation Helping Our Heroes”. I am extremely proud to say that I just established my first nonprofit organization called “American Hero Wishes”, which is similar to “Make a Wish Foundation” but intended specifically for our Veterans who were injured while serving our country to give them hope and encouragement to move forward with their next mission in life. I am also a mentor for Veterati, which is a free service for transitioning Veterans to help them successfully transition back to civilian life. Furthermore, I support organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Soldiers’ Angels, and the USO. I hope to continue to encourage others to support these organizations as well!
I am, too, an entrepreneur and started my own life coaching and consulting business in 2019. Additionally, I am a licensed Real Estate Agent in Arizona, where I lived for 9 years, and am an aspiring real estate investor.
I enjoy staying active (I’ve always been a long-distance runner), seeing new places/trying new things, and consider myself to be a pretty adventurous person. I’ve always had a natural interest in American history and just learning in general. In affiliation with Freemasonry, I am affiliated with Eastern Star, which is an organization dedicated to helping others and serving the community. I come from a large family, whom I love spending time with, and have two dogs whom I love dearly (and spoil!).
I am beyond honored to be “USOA Ms. Pennsylvania 2022” and plan to make my home state proud!