One of the first questions people usually ask when you meet is “Where are you from?” What’s supposed to be a softball question for the majority of people, has always proven to be a challenge for me to explain. You see, I lived in seven states and moved more than 10 times by the time I graduated high school. In fact, even then, during my graduation ceremony my family’s home in Berwyn, PA was entirely boxed up for another move.
While challenging at the time, moving around so much while growing up has proven to be an incredible blessing in so many ways.
My parents and siblings are my closest and best of friends. I developed a passion for seeing new places, learning new things, meeting all different types of people, and appreciating those experiences along the way.
Ailes Junior Reporter experience
My first few months in Mississippi have been filled with lots of greasy, fried, and absolutely delicious southern cooking. Consequently, it's also been filled with many hours at the gym trying to make up for all that deliciousness. But that doesn’t even begin to tell about my experience thus far. It has been a blast! There is something new and different every week, and I love it. I’ve traveled down to New Orleans to cover the economic impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s Sweet 16; visited the Gulf Coast to talk with business owners still waiting to be paid for their cleanup efforts in the oil spill; followed the paths of destruction left behind by tornadoes in towns across Mississippi and Alabama; and traveled up and down the great Mississippi River during the historic flooding of 2011.