Feb 27, 2017
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.