What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

My favorite things to do outside of work would be cooking and baking. I love trying new recipes, especially from cuisines I am not as familiar with. Plus, when you’re done you get to eat your work! To offset my baking and cooking hobbies, I enjoy riding my bike on the levee and going for a swim.

Who has had the biggest influence on your career?

The biggest influence so far in my career has been my Dad. To me, he is an example of someone who is extremely hardworking, but also knows when to take a break and enjoy his free time.

What talent do you wish you had?

One talent I’ve always wanted is the ability to sing. I am truly awful and have been booed off the stage at a karaoke bar because everyone thought I was joking. My friends say when I sing, I’m so off-key that I unintentionally hit the harmonies.

If you were not in this field, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t in the communications field, I’d be a chef. I love preparing meals for my family and friends, and choosing menus for events. My ideal job would be a chef travelling the Italian Countryside with my dogs eating as much pasta as I can.

Education

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, Public Relations

UNO Masters of Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management