Born and raised in Chicago, I grew up in a small town with a population of under 3,000 people. However, I attended a public high school with 4,500 kids. Growing up with two older brothers and seven boy neighbors threw me into sports since before I can remember. Field hockey, lacrosse, hockey and intramural basketball during the year with tennis, golf, and sailing in the summer.

I have had to overcome many obstacles in my life, some as small as a bad grade to major hip surgery to death of loved ones. These obstacles have shaped me into a resilient, hardworking, patient, and mature woman. Acquiring these strengths at such a young age led to my involvement in  Student Alliance for Homeless Youth, the Junior Board for Hadley School for the Blind, Voices in Prevention, Hive Five Choir, and Church mission trips. I have also been awarded many leadership positions within those groups.

Making Trinity College my home was a spur of the moment decision, but one of the best decisions I’ve made. I was not familiar with this school until I got recruited for lacrosse; I flew out for a weekend visit and fell in love with the school, and the liberal arts education.

Here I am, further expanding my horizon and taking classes I wouldn’t have the chance to take at another school. two semesters done, and six more to go helping to prepare me for what’s next.

Learning Adobe Illustrator

During my internship I was given the task of creating a Cobram Estate advertisement for a health magazine. I had no background in graphic design, especially the application, Adobe Illustrator. Unfortunately, neither did my supervisor. Therefore, my only solution was to self teach myself what to do. Google was definitely my friend throughout this; I would…

Data Collection and Presentation on Juice Flavor Preferences

To finish up my summer internship in Australia, I piloted an online market research project on flavored juices in the U.S and Canada. Hydralyte has recently established a business in Canada, and is currently commencing its launch into the US this summer. However, Australian flavors like apple blackcurrant are not particularly appealing for Canadians and Americans because we don’t have blackcurrant…

Psychology Major

It is crazy to think I am almost done with my freshman year of college. Second semester has flown by with the help of a busy lacrosse schedule. Just recently I have had to choose my courses for next semester. Gone are the days of choosing 101 classes to “figure out” what interested me. I have…

Interning in Australia

The summer going into freshman year of college was the first summer in five years I wasn’t flying around the country between lacrosse camps and tournaments. I reached out to family friends in Australia, interviewed for the collaborating companies Hydralyte and Cobram Estate, and immediately had myself an internship and temporary home for five weeks in…

High Five Choir – Lesson Learned

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in my high school’s High Five Music Choir my sophomore and junior year of high school. This chorus was for students of all abilities where my peers and I were assigned buddies for the year. My first buddy, Susan, was 20 years old while I was only…

Trinity Women’s Lacrosse

Trinity Women’s Lacrosse

Growing up in a very athletic family introduced me to all sports from the minute I could walk. I was learning to swim as a baby, skiing at age 3, ice skating by age 4, swinging a tennis racket and sailing at age 5, and swinging a golf club by age 7. It wasn’t until…