Current position/company or field?   
Director, Brand Experience & Public Affairs for the Spondylitis Association of America

Where were you born and raised?   
Chicago, Illinois
Which college do you attend and what is your major?  
Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse, B.S. Television/Radio/Film (TRF) Writing / University of Iowa (Henry B. Tippie School of Management), MBA in Marketing
What do you love most about PR?
  We are living in a world that is vastly different than many of our peers worked in decades ago. PR is not just a matter of spin. It’s a matter of integrity and holding ourselves accountable to a standard. As thought-leader John Maxwell once stated, “Image promises much but produces little. Integrity never disappoints.”
What kind of work are you most passionate about? 
There are so many voices that are seldom or never heard. As a storyteller, I’m passionate about providing a voice for underrepresented communities and leading communication initiatives for organizations that are committed to diversity, inclusion, and making a positive impact.
First job in the business?
Melcrum Publishing
Best advice you've ever received?
Be like water. Find the opportunity.
Skills you’ve discovered have been the most useful in your field?
Listening. Sometimes, those who are too quick to answer also quickly make mistakes. Listen to fully understand what the current situation demands.
Why did you join BPRS-LA?
I’m new to the LA market. I attended the BPRS LA 20 th Anniversary Awards Celebration. It was such an amazing experience to be surrounded by so many smart and talented PR professionals. I’m looking forward to more opportunities to meet and learn from others who share my interests.