What inspired you to get involved with football and pursue being a student manager?
I loved going to my brother’s high school football games and watching the team play. I went to the practices too, and the head coach asked me to manage the team. I enjoyed every second of the 3 years I was working with the high school football team. I wanted to keep doing it in college, so I emailed the head coach at Tufts.
Who was your role model and/or inspiration?
Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec because she has such a positive outlook on life and loves everything and everyone with everything she’s got, and is ultimately such a good person. I aspire to have that attitude, because you have to think about who you’re going to catch when you’re in a good mood versus a bad mood.
What does your future look like? What do you plan to do?
I would like to do something with sports. There are so many women who want to be involved but don’t know how to yet, so I’d love to help create an environment where young women can find a place in the sports world, especially since there are so many positions for them.
What is the best piece of advice have you received that has helped you be successful?
Opportunities will come and go, it’s all about which ones you take. You’re going to find your place and people wherever you go, it’s all about the connections you make and how you handle your situations and circumstances.
What motivates you?
Being a part of a team has always been a motivator for me to make sure I do my role, and when to step up or step down depending on the situation.
What do you do in your free time?
I love to cook and bake. I’m in a club called Green Dot, which is a sexual assault prevention program. I present things for the clubs and teams on campus. It’s very important to me. I also attend programs that my other peers are hosting and I go to support them. I love to read, watch tv, and stay active through yoga or running. And, of course, spending time with my friends and family.
What’s your favorite tv show at the moment?
I love Parks and Rec and watching cooking or baking shows on food network
How has your life and daily routines changed as a result of COVID-19?
I’m currently tutoring kids in a remote camp, and I’m working with the drama part of the camp via zoom. When school was still going on during the pandemic, I was on the West coast and classes were on East coast time, so that was brutal. But, this is going to be one of the only times in my life where I’ll have time to relax and do my own thing, so that’s what I’ve been doing.
If you could go back in time, is there, if at all, anything you’d do differently?
I loved drama and production in middle school, but I didn’t have time to keep it going in high school. I wish I had been able to find a way to balance sports and performing. I’ve been taking some performing and theatre classes in college and through a drama summer camp, but wish I had done that sooner
What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?
I think my strengths would be that I’m definitely a team player. I am pretty intuitive with people and I can generally read people really well. I am very empathetic and learn to base my actions off of how others react. I am very loyal and I don’t give up on my people. My weaknesses, I would say, are that I am very quiet in the beginning and I’d rather listening and observe, which often allows me to go unnoticed. Being introverted can be useful sometimes, but I can’t lose the authority of being the only woman in an all male environment.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
The Bitch is Back by Elton John
In your opinion, who do you think is the most impressive person in the world right now, and why?
The most impressive people in the world right now are healthcare professionals putting their lives on the line to help others in this pandemic.
What advice to you have for fellow/younger students?
My advice for fellow students is to be genuine and find jobs that you care about instead of ones that “look good”.