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

My passion for sharing information and storytelling started at an early age when I was about eight years old, and my youngest sister was diagnosed with cancer. My other sister and I shared our youngest sister’s experience with leukemia at volunteer and fundraising events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Being able to share information, that could hopefully help other families dealing with a similar situation, started my interest in becoming a journalist where I could hopefully have the opportunity to share more stories and that could positively impact those listening or watching.


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

I’ve been so fortunate and blessed to have many mentors, and they’ve all taught me to stick to my journalist ethics and beliefs and that the greatest and most impactful stories are all about PEOPLE.


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

I stay connected to my professional relationships through phone calls checking in, conferences and social media.

When it comes to staying connected with my Delta Zeta community, I stay connected with Facebook Alumni Groups, and credit Delta Zeta Alum Robin Driskill with organizing our alumni events and keeping our Shippensburg Delta Zeta alums 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?

My Delta Zeta sisters Mandi Kahl, Jacky DiDaniels, Adrienne Pontani and Jenna Bell have supported and encouraged me through every stage of my career and always encouraged me to chase my dream. My pledge sister Mandi Kahl actually helped me shoot my first reporter resume tape my senior year of college! They’ve always been so proud of me for following my goal and supporting me during the more difficult breaking news stories I’ve covered throughout my career.