“Never settle” – a phrase that I’ve held close to my heart since I was a young girl with big dreams. Starting with figure skating and music as the two big passions in my life and giving me so many life lessons and experiences, I expanded my interests into modeling and pageantry. I started pageantry and modeling at 16 years of age and am signed with two modeling agencies. Through these two additional passions of mine, I became even more involved in the Pittsburgh community as Miss Pittsburgh 2011, expanded my network connections vastly, and started working for Gladys Magazine in a variety of fields and positions. Now, as a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Spanish, minor in World Politics and certificate in Lujo-Brazilian Portuguese, I will be taking my passions to an international setting. In August of 2016, I will be moving to Madrid, Spain to teach English as a second language for at least one year and plan on taking on new passions, blogging through photos, video and writing, traveling and exploring what the world has to offer. I also have started my pursuit of a M.S. in Human Resource Development at Villanova University while working and traveling abroad. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all!