Each Monday, we will introduce an AWSM member as part of our “Member Mondays” initiative. Get to know some of your AWSM colleagues!
When did you join AWSM? I first joined when I was a junior in college and was awarded one of our AWSM scholarships in 2010. I had my internship that summer at Sports Illustrated and quickly became hooked. I think I missed the convention in 2011 because it was my first year out of school, but I’ve been to every single one since 2012 in Chicago. I’ve also been our internship/scholarship coordinator for the past three years.
How AWSM has helped you? The most important way AWSM helps me is that feeling of community. All through college when I was really figuring out my career path, I always felt like I was the only female on this journey. Once I found AWSM, I remember feeling shocked to discover a network of women with the same professional interests as me. AWSM is an inclusive group and a great support system of people I reach out to, for advice when I have questions about how to handle certain situations while reporting.
Job/place of employment: Notre Dame beat reporter, Indianapolis Star
Previous job: Social enterprise reporter, USA TODAY Sports and For The Win
Residence (City): South Bend, Ind.
Favorite team/s: Grew up in a household of Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys fans
Favorite sporting event/s: Favorite sporting event I’ve ever covered is the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Bucket list sporting event/s: Summer Olympics. I have my eye on 2020 in Tokyo!
Favorite sports venues: LSU’s Death Valley/Tiger Stadium. Seeing Alabama play LSU there is unlike anything else in sports.
Quote (your own or someone else’s): “Everything happens for a reason.” – a lot of people say this, but also my dad to me, constantly.