For me, everything started at Lake State. I got such a well-rounded communication background
after spending four years as a student athlete at LSSU. I was able to work behind the scenes for our
hockey and basketball programs, while also being an active member on campus. I even had the
opportunity to practice journalism on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica with the Honors program.
After I graduated, I decided to dive a little deeper into the field by pursuing a Masterís degree
in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in Sports Reporting, at Boston University. I felt like I had developed
such a strong base at LSSU, and as a result, while studying and working in Boston, I was able to really
refine my skills and become more marketable.
I am so grateful for the experiences I gained in this entire process. What I learned as a Laker got
me into a top broadcast graduate program at Boston University. While in Boston I was able to cover a
variety of incredible events: from the 2012 presidential election, to the Red Sox World Series title at
Fenway Park, to the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line.
I landed my first full time journalism job at ABC 6 News in Rochester, Minnesota as a sports
anchor and reporter. It requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication, but it feels so
awesome to say that I truly love what I do. Itís been such a ride, but I will never forget where it all