is a senior electronic media and broadcasting major
with a minor in journalism
and a specialization in public relations
. In addition to her studies and other school-related projects, the Walton-Verona native has been a resident assistant, an executive producer for Norse Media and is an active member in her sorority, Kappa Delta.
What led you to NKU? What made you stay?
My parents led me to NKU. They told me to have an open mind about where I wanted to go. I was looking at some other schools to get out of my hometown and Northern Kentucky in general. However, when I came here and saw the digitorum and all of the opportunities NKU has, that’s when I decided to come here. I stayed because I really enjoyed the professors. Instructors such as Tracy Songer, Sarah Drabik and the women in my major—since it is a male-dominated field—have always inspired me to keep at it.
How did you decide on your major?
I didn't always know that I wanted to go into EMB. I struggled a lot with my mental health in high school, and I needed an outlet. For me, that outlet was video-making. I was able to talk about my feelings toward a camera, and then I just kept at it. My YouTube started to grow from there and I thought, "Okay, I could do this professionally." From there I heard about the EMB program at NKU and started to get into the nitty gritty of it—whether I wanted to go into journalism or broadcast media. I think really just keeping at what I was doing to begin with through my YouTube channel drew me to EMB.