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

One of my DZ sisters had interned with a Senator, and she shared her experience with me and encouraged me to apply to do the same. That internship experience shaped my view of what I wanted for my future career and set me on the path of public service. Additionally I had the opportunity to come to DC to lobby on behalf of Delta Zeta and Greek life and that experience reaffirmed by passion for public service and work on Capitol Hill. I am proud to say that I am currently doing exactly what I had hoped to do.


Who has been an invaluable mentor for your professional career? What did you learn from them?

My boss, Diana DeGette has been a real mentor to me. Working for her has helped shape my worldview and helped me understand what kind of person and leader I want to be. I learned from her that as long as you believe in something, and have the faith to stay the course, you can make it happen. I learned that no matter what challenges you face, if you just keep getting up and doing your best and you surround yourself with good people, you can make incredible things happen.


How do you make sure you stay connected with your professional network?

I am part of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association as well as the Colorado State society where I participate in networking events with my female colleagues as well as my colleagues from Colorado.


How have friendships helped you professionally? Is there a friend (or Delta Zeta sister) that has been behind you every step of the way on your career journey?

There have been multiple people who have been with me every step of the way, and their encouragement made all the difference as I pursued my dreams. One person in particular is Emily Clancy who has always been there to help edit my resume or let me stay with her when I interviewed for a job or listened when I felt beat down by the challenges I was having at work.