High School: Lake Oswego High School (Lake Oswego, OR)
College: University of Oregon
Years as a Sea Gal: 3
Dance Background: Beginning lessons in ballet, tap, and jazz at the young age of three, I quickly learned my passion for dance. Determined to be the best I could be, I trained forty plus hours a week while in school at pre-professional studios in the styles of classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary, African, and more.
Hobbies: I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to make a living off my two, true passions in life: dance and writing, but beyond these, some of my other hobbies include watching old films, reading a book on a rainy day, or traveling to a new, exciting destination. I love to learn, so any activity that gives me that ability, I love!
Favorite Quote: I have many favorite quotes, one of which comes from an excerpt of William Ernest Henley’s poem, Invictus, and it reads, “It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”
Best Experience: The best life experience I’ve had thus far has been my incredibly rewarding trip to Kenya. The preservation of animals has always been very important to me, and I had the amazing, unique opportunity to visit and work with the men and women of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to adopt and support a baby, abandoned elephant – an experience I will never forget.
How I Stay Fit: Staying fit and healthy isn’t just a must for Sea Gals, it’s a must for life! I love to eat clean foods, do some hot yoga, and a sweat it out with good, old-fashioned cardio!
Best Part of Being a Sea Gal: Dancing and entertaining is a huge part of a Sea Gal’s job, but one of my favorite parts of this program is the community outreach opportunities available to us. I’m very much a people person; I love to inspire and be inspired by those around me, and getting to meet all the 12s brings a joy to my life I simply can’t explain (and I’m a writer!).