“Here, take this journal, whenever you are happy, sad, or feeling in between...write,” said my grandmother.
 
Receiving my first journal at age six was the spark that ignited my passion for writing. I found myself up all night writing poems, stories and diary entries until all of the pages of my journal were full. My journal was my release; it allowed my imagination to run free. I loved the thrill I received from writing, and that is why I continue to tell stories today.
 
I earned a Master of Arts in Journalism in 2019 and a Bachelor of Journalism in 2018 from the University of Missouri.
 
It is my mission to connect people by explaining the human experience. I report truth in a manner that is humanistic, accurate, and ethical.