"If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard." - Madam C.J. Walker
I am a senior at The University of Central Oklahoma pursuing dual bachelor of arts degrees in Professional Media and Strategic Communications. I am a staff reporter for The Vista and contribute to the UCentral Newscast as well. I also hold the position of Committee Chair for the UCO chapter of PRSSA and worked as the speaker coordinator for the campus Media Ethics Conference in 2019.
All parts of both the journalistic and creative processes excite me and I strive for greatness in every area, continuously pushing myself to explore more of my chosen field and the world around me. It is my stance that the job of the media is to inform, and to do so in an ethical, honest and fair way. Media outlets that value data driven reporting are the greatest ally of the people.
I believe that in journalism, and all of life, it is necessary to push for transparency from the government and access to information, speak up for those who are ignored and approach all things with an open mind and heart. Passion drives me, truth motivates me, and love guides me in all things I do.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -Maya Angelou