What does it mean to be a modern woman?
The first thing I particularly notice about a person is his or her willingness to communicate, and being kind while doing so. Having this opportunity as Miss Pennsylvania International has given me countless opportunities to not only meet new people, but share my story with them. I find so much joy in meeting new individuals who are eager to communicate with me, while learning about their personality and cultures.
When does a girl become a woman?
As a 2020 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, I am humbled to say that I have recently received my Bachelors of Science in Business Management. I also have a true passion for volunteerism, therefore along with my goals to open my own women’s fashion boutique, focusing on making women of ALL shapes and sizes feel confident in their wardrobe, I also plan to continue my volunteer work with my platform “Eating Disorder Awareness-Body Positivity.”
How do you handle disappointment?
If I am being completely honest, the first thing I would do is pay off my student debt, as a recent college graduate, as well as pay off any loans or payments my parents may have. I am very involved with my platform, and I have goals to develop my own nonprofit organization to promote Eating Disorder Awareness in our youth. Therefore, I would invest my money in starting a national organization for this cause.
What's been a picture-perfect moment in your life?
As someone who loves to buy random household items on Amazon, I would have to say that the most useless thing I have ever purchased would actually be the Staples button that says “that was easy.” I really never got much use out of it…Sorry Staples!
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Although most of my rainy afternoons are spent cleaning and organizing, my absolute favorite thing to do on those days include baking my famous homemade chocolate chip cookies and banana nut bread, while watching my favorite television shows and movies. “Friends” is such a classic!