From the suburbs of Los Angeles, I grew up under the California sun with the most amazing friends and family I could’ve ever imagined. In August 2006, I ventured to Tempe, Arizona to begin college at Arizona State University. I graduated from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. I also got a degree in political science.
In January 2009, I moved to Sevilla, Spain for four months. It was there that I became fully aware and understanding of this incredible world and all it has to offer. Sevilla is where I discovered true humanity, immersed in a culture so different from my own. It is where I realized just how much I wanted to be a voice for the people who don’t have one.
Upon returning to the United States, I had an entirely new perspective on life and the world that we live in. I was suddenly much more tolerant, open-minded, and compassionate. That attitude transcended into my work and school in my final year in Arizona. I started interning at Fox Sports Arizona that summer, and became exposed to the world of live television sports. I was fascinated by the work ethic of those behind the production of live sporting events. Sports is a huge passion of mine, and being surrounded by it in a work environment was nothing short of a dream. I loved seeing the long-form stories come to life.
In my final semester of college, I produced NewsWatch, ASU’s newscast. It was in the final months of my college career I was truly able to find the career that motivates me and encompasses all elements of what I want to do. Producing means writing, leading, storytelling, reporting, creating, and exposing. Being a producer means being able to tell the stories of the people who we share the world with. It’s truly a blessing.
I spent two wonderful years producing at KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. If you had told me at any point in my life that I’d be living in Iowa — and actually having a life there — I would have said you were crazy, however, it was an amazing experience that has shaped me in so many ways. I was nominated for a regional Emmy within my first year of producing. I’ve covered everything from severe weather to presidential politics.
Now — I’m working in the place that’s always felt like home… Phoenix. I got my dream job at my dream station, KPNX, 12News. I am exceptionally lucky and grateful for this opportunity to work at such a highly-regarded station, and in the city I absolutely love.
Eventually, I’d love to be a field producer who works on long-form and investigative feature pieces. I want to help inspire the world and push the human race forward in my work.
I’m inspired by passion and humankind. I am a sports fanatic, and I don’t feel right when it’s not baseball season.
I love airports, Las Vegas, television news, New York City, poetry, desert nights, the sun, anyone with a passion for anything, hardworking people, The Los Angeles Dodgers, black converse, bottled water, making lists, uncontrollable laughter, live music, sunsets, all things ASU, Spain, compassion, The Phoenix Suns, empathy, documenting the good times, iced tea, text message conversations, and true friendship.