I fell in love with storytelling from a young age. I was one of those kids that walked up to the library check-out counter with a stack of books I couldn’t see over. As I got older, I learned stories weren’t exclusively told in books, and my love for storytelling grew to include song lyrics, video games, and movies. When a good story really moves us, odds are we’ll share it with someone else. I think there's something magical about that ripple effect.
As I prepared for college, I realized storytelling wasn’t just for fiction. Motivated by a desire to do work that bettered my community, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in integrative public relations and gender studies. Public relations gave me the tools needed to spot the story behind every awareness campaign or call to action. Gender studies guided me to the stories in my community I wanted to uplift.
Unsure how to make a career out of public relations for the public good, I moved to Lansing to serve as an AmeriCorps Vista with Michigan College Access Network. This position allowed me to serve a nonprofit whose mission for education equity moved me, and I’m so grateful to have begun my career there. When my service year ended, I knew I wanted to continue working for organizations who gave a damn about their community. Redhead just so happened to be hiring, and it was exactly the opportunity I was looking for.
When I'm not working, I like to spend my time info-dumping random trivia at my loved ones, adding movies (usually scary ones) to my religiously updated Letterboxd account, or exploring the walking trails in the Lansing area.