I have had the privilege of working on a myriad of projects even in my short time in the REACH lab. I have written social media posts for TRIP reports and special holidays, I keep up with the REACH Dictionary by adding new terms, I have pulled holdings for our extensive library of research, and now I have the privilege of collaborating on a holiday piece with another undergraduate research assistant!
I am a creative person at heart, so much of my free time is dedicated to art. Be it painting, singing, or just doodling, being creative has always served as an outlet for me! I also love to read (specifically anything by C.S. Lewis) and cuddle my cat Albus!
My love and desire to learn makes me most proud of myself. When I was younger, I struggled to motivate myself. As I have grown up, I have learned that school is about more than grades – it’s about who you are. I believe the purpose of school is to make students better people. This realization has allowed me to form a love of learning, as I have directly seen the benefits of digging into my education.
My dream job is to become a marriage and family therapist with a specialization in grief and trauma. I also have a dream of opening my own nonprofit organization, “The Nest,” a safe home for survivors of sex trafficking. My time at Military REACH has taught me the importance of collaboration and communication, and has allowed me to develop my research skills, all of which have refined me into a better professional.
Three words I would use to describe myself are empathetic, passionate, and strong. I care deeply about others and strive to lighten their burdens by walking alongside them in all of life’s experiences. I am also extremely passionate. Whether I’m debating morality, or the proper ranking of Harry Potter films, I am firm in my beliefs. Finally, I am strong. Through all of life’s hardships and disappointments, I have learned to push through and find the good, ultimately allowing me to learn from, instead of being hindered by, heartache.
Students are an integral part of Military REACH because they provide our team with a new perspective, high-quality products, and invaluable assistance. Continue to look out for our Student Highlights, where we will feature students from our team and will highlight the contributions they have made not only to our team, but to the larger military community.