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For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to tell stories. As a kid I’d choose reading books over playing outside. In high school I joined the school paper and really came to enjoy telling the stories of others rather than creating my own (although my stories at the time were limited to very bad Harry Potter fan fiction). 

Throughout my college career at Ball State University, my passion for storytelling evolved. As a journalism graphics major, I learned that people could not only be moved by words, but by striking photography and beautiful typography. Even further, I worked with a team of professors and fellow students in the BSU Digital Publishing Studio to design and develop tablet and mobile apps. Before my senior year, I had the amazing opportunity to intern at Sports Illustrated in New York City with the creative services department. During my time in the DPS Studio and at Sports Illustrated, I learned to tell stories through problem solving and purposeful interactions across different platforms. 

After graduating, I worked at a newspaper design center, where the most important thing I learned was that I did not want to work in a newspaper design center. In September 2016, I took a position as a junior art director at PACO Collective, a cross-cultural ad agency in Chicago. I also head the digital experience for Pierogi Fest™ and Wickedly Whiting. These experiences have helped me realize my true passion is helping brands grow in the digital landscape.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! 
When I'm not working on expanding my skills in my free time, you can find doing one or all of these things: 

  • Watching You’ve Got Mail for the zillionth time

  • Excessively eating chicken nuggets

  • Polkaing in parades

  • Perpetually waiting for my Hogwarts letter and One Direction to end their hiatus