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I grew up in a small town at the very top of New York State that had more dairy cows than people. At 15, my family and I moved south of the Mason-Dixon to another small town at the very bottom of Arkansas, where I had to find a way to overcome my anxiety of being the new kid in what seemed like a totally different world. It was during this time that I realized that I could work through my own issues with anxiety by choosing to focus on helping others instead.

I went to college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business, and then furthered my education by completing my Master’s in Business Administration, all in hopes of one day working to help others better their mental health. The summer before my last semester of graduate school, my parents asked me what my next step in life would be. I had no solid answer, but I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. Being part of the Project Helping team gives me the opportunity to meet that goal while still helping others.

When I am not working, you can find me adventuring in the mountains with my partner, Benjamin, and our sweet pup, Atlas, or volunteering at a clean-up with Keep Nature Wild!