She is a West Virginia native and graduate of West Virginia University. Following her undergraduate career in social sciences, she completed a year of service with the PACC* AmeriCorps VISTA program at the University of Pittsburgh. During her time at the University of Pittsburgh, she coordinated, evaluated, and constructed 3 community service-based programs in literacy, mentorship, and the arts. She is passionate about working within the nonprofit sector, the arts, and within education. With these in mind, she strives for increased creativity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.