I began competing in the Miss America Organization in 2015 and currently hold my seventh preliminary title, having won a preliminary each year of competition. Through MAO, I have performed before thousands of people, made lifelong friends, gained invaluable skills such as interview and public speaking, and earned scholarships that have paid for my post-secondary education. I have also shared my passion for advocacy and educated people on the prevalence and impact of domestic violence.
I am a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor's of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism: Multimedia and a double minor in Spanish and English. I obtained my Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of North Alabama in May 2021. I earned a Graduate Certification from Auburn University in Teaching English as a Second Language in 2022.
I am a current graduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in English with research and teaching interests in British literature, Digital Rhetoric and Writing, and intersections of community activism and technical communication.
In 2014, I began partnering with the Marion County Domestic Violence Task Force as a means to process my family's personal experience with domestic violence. Inspired by the work I was contributing to, I created a social impact initiative, Victory over Domestic Violence. I wanted to share my story in hopes that it might inspire others to become involved in domestic violence advocacy. Creating Victory over Domestic Violence has allowed me to develop connections and partnerships and increase awareness and resources beyond Marion County and throughout the state of Alabama and the United States.
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