What got you into this business?

My sophomore year of college was the first time I learned about communications and public relations, in terms of a career. I took an introduction to communication studies class my spring semester of my sophomore year and have been fascinated ever since. I’ve always been an extrovert and consider myself to be an active listener and problem-solver by nature. I wanted a career where I could put my communication skills to use, grow and be challenged while being able to apply what I've learned during my college studies. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every second of working in public relations and being able to work with a variety of companies and organizations to help them reach their goals.

What talent do you wish you had?

I have always wished I could sing! I sing all the time but I am just not good at it. 🙂

I grew up a dancer and always wanted to be able to do both so I would sing non-stop and drive my family crazy. My mom used to always joke and say, “You just need to stick to dancing.” She’s definitely right but I love it!

What was college like for you?

College was the best experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world! Attending LSU was an adventure in itself but I also had the opportunity to be a student-athlete throughout my time there. While I was at LSU, I was a member of the LSU Tiger Girl Dance Team and was the social media and event coordinator for the team. Every day brought a new learning experience and that I am grateful for.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana. However, I was born in Russia and adopted as an infant. My parents had two children and adopted three. Growing up in such as large, diverse family was the best! My parents are from Chalmette and Central Louisiana, so while I went to school and grew up in Mandeville, I spent most of my weekends and breaks from school visiting my grandparents and cousins in New Orleans! I think I had the best childhood, but I’m biased.

What is your favorite sports team?

I’m an LSU Tigers fan through and through! I went to my first LSU football game when I was a year old and haven’t stopped cheering them on since. Geaux Tigers Forever!

EDUCATION

Louisiana State University, Masters Certificate of Strategic Communications

Louisiana State University, Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Communications, Sociology & Dance