How did you discover your passion for what you do, and what opportunities have helped shape your career?

I was lucky that at a very young age my mother instilled in me the importance of education. We visited museums which sparked my love of history, and she always encouraged me to follow my passions, which led me to the History department at Angelo State University. At ASU, I was given the opportunity to participate at an internship at Historic Old Fort Concho, which taught me how to interact and educate the public. I continued to develop these educational and leadership skills through Delta Zeta, especially at the Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Conference. Upon graduation, I moved to Dallas Fort Worth ready to tackle the metroplex and was lucky to have worked with two great cities and historic sites that allowed me to pursue my passions creatively and reach out to our communities. In my transition to Starkville, MS, I have taken my passion for education and applied it specifically to students seeking secondary degrees to teach them how to continue to reach their goals.


What words of wisdom or advice do you live by?

I am continually inspired by Audrey Hepburn. A true icon, she defined the Golden Age of cinema, but more than that, she was genuinely loving and humble and dedicated her life to helping others in any way she could. One of my favorite quotes of hers is “The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart; the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring and that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”