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

I discovered my passion when I helped support my first local business. I always wanted to make a difference in the world and never realized that it can be done in your own backyard. By helping a local business, you’re supporting them. When they grow, they can hire new employees which are also people in the community, which really inspired me.


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

My dad has been my biggest mentor. I watched him work his whole life to build a business he loves, and it’s his way of supporting people. Watching him work always inspired me to work harder and do the best I can. He always told me at the end of the day all you can do is your best, and that’s exactly what I am going to do.


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

My career and volunteer work are my life. So many of my friends are volunteers or business owners that I assist regularly, so I am always connected.


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?

I can’t pick just one person. The whole organization has been a blessing. Everyone has their strengths, and different people have helped me in different ways. When I need a friend, I can talk to my fellow Iota Delta sisters. When I need professional advice, I can talk with my alumni group. Each person plays an important role in my life, which is what I love most. There’s someone to help through every situation.