10 Things I Learned After Graduating College & Starting My Career

Six months ago, I moved my tassle from right to left and walked across the big stage to receive the most expensive piece of paper I own. "This is it," I thought. 10+ years of standardized tests, research papers, quizzes, late night study sessions, early morning classes, and endless microwave popcorn led up to this [...]

The Sisterhood Is Sweet

Very recently, I had one of the best experiences of my life. Like, ever. You know that feeling you get when you see someone you really missed? Or when you hug your mom after being away? Or being re-united with your best friends after years apart? Combine all of those feelings and call it the National Sweetheart Pageant.

What Is GEMS?

If you follow my social media or have watched my journey through the Miss America Organization, you've probably heard me mention something called GEMS a few times. You may already know about it, or you could be wondering, "What is GEMS?" Well, today is your lucky day, because I want to share one of my favorite [...]

Why Invest In Girls?

Growing up, I thought I understood the meaning of the phrase "girl power." We hear it all the time; be strong, be confident, stand up for yourself, do whatever you set your mind to. Although this all still rings true, my understanding of "girl power" has changed over time. As I grew up a little, developed [...]

Que Sera, Sera

  Whatever will be, will be. Lately, this has been a lesson I've dedicated a lot of time to. I recently turned 21, I just finished up my junior year of college, and I'm hitting the ground running in this game called young adulthood. Internships, resume building, job searching, graduation planning, big life decisions, pageants on pageants [...]