Career Highlights


“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.” -Helen Keller

Public, Motivational, & Keynote Speaking

  • 2018 Baltimore, Maryland - Ehlers Danlos Global Learning Conference, Speaker for the Kids and Teens Programs

  • 2017 Morgantown, West Virginia - Conquer Chiari Walk Across America, Keynote Speaker

  • 2017 Richmond, Virginia - Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation Unite@Night, Keynote Speaker

  • 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada - Ehlers Danlos Global Learning Conference, Keynote Speaker for the Kids and Teens Program, Zebra Ball Guest Speaker and Performer

  • 2017 Baltimore, Maryland - Guys with Ties, Girls with Pearls (Elementary After-School Program), Diversity Speaker

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2018 Rare Voice Award Nominee in the Federal Advocacy: Patient Advocate Category - visit

  • Miss America 2018 Community Service Award - Maryland

  • Citation from Senator Chris Van Hollen in recognition of outstanding advocacy and awareness efforts - October 20th, 2017

  • 2017 Ehlers Danlos Society Volunteer of the Award

  • Miss America 2017 Community Service Award - Maryland

  • Middle Atlantic Conference 2nd Team All-Conference Recognition – Women’s Lacrosse, Spring 2013

Human Relations & Community Involvement

  • Rare Disease and Chronic Illness advocate, spokeswoman, and lobbyist

  • Rare Disease Legislative Advocates, Maryland Team Leader

  • Marketing Club, Vice President (Mount St. Mary’s University)

  • Student Government Association, Class Treasurer (Eastern University)

  • Pre-Med Club Member and Regional Representative (Eastern University)

Scientific Publication

National Center for Biotechnology Information Database (NCBI), 2012 - GenBank: JQ659186.1

Successfully sequenced a partial cDNA sequence of Anacardium occidentale (cashew) glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene.

Staff & Digital Assistant - U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) - April 2018 - Present

Internship - U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02)  - Winter - Spring 2018

Digital & Social Media Portfolio

As an intern and Digital Media Assistant for Congressman C. A. Ruppersberger, I am able to contribute to social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter platforms.


Internship Writing

A valuable part of my internship experience was writing I completed to assist the legislative and communications staff.