About Me

Beneath the Surface: an introduction to me

I designed this booklet as part of my Journalism 612 class. The challenge was to “brand ourselves.” After weeks of researching myself, this is what I devised.

My mom used to tell me, “you can be whatever you want to be and do whatever you want to do—you just have to set your mind to it.” I took her advice and ran with it; I’m a dreamer, an artist, a designer, a writer, a photographer, a scuba diver, a scholar, a traveler, and a devoted go-getter. More recently, a University of Kansas alumna, a homeowner, a fiancée.  I am eager to become so much more.

I could easily spend hours strewing paint on any surface. And often get so absorbed in a project I lose all track of time. When I’m doing something I love, time is no longer important. I love a lot of things, but I am truly passionate about three: love, laughter, and adventure.

My dad is my hero and mother and sister are my best friends. I am fiercely devoted to my family and friends. I am innately happy—I get drunk on laughter. It doesn’t take much to make me burst into a fit of giggles. I love trying new foods, going places I’ve never been, and doing things I’ve never done. I’m not fearless—just not afraid to conquer my fears.