After working on Capitol Hill in DC for several years, I knew that I wanted to take what I had learned and brought it back to the people and community that I love. For me, public relations is the perfect mix of the things I really enjoyed about working in Congress (listening to people, working through issues and messaging clearly and effectively), and the ability to be creative and think outside of the box on a wide variety of interesting subjects.
I had a couple of amazing teachers in high school that profoundly changed the way I thought about myself, my future and the world around me. They are the type of teachers that movies are made about. My days spent in their classrooms taught me that I had the abilities and ambition to step outside of everything I knew and succeed at whatever I put my mind to. I don’t think I would be where I am today without their support and encouragement in that pivotal time of my life. (Ms. Sanders and Ms. McFarlain… if you’re reading this, thank you for everything!)
My favorite place to go is actually home – to Lake Charles, Louisiana. I’ve been fortunate to have traveled all over the world and even live in Ireland for several months, but nothing beats being with my family and lifelong friends in the comfort of a familiar setting. After being away for over eight years, it’s refreshing to go back to my favorite places and also see how much the city has changed over time.
I love comedy and sitcoms—my dad shaped my sense of humor at an early age when he put on Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m rarely home alone without an episode of Seinfeld or Cheers on in the background.