Texas State University –Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management
Former Dallas Cowboys: Emmitt Smith
Movie: Sweet Home Alabama, Center Stage, Forrest Gump
Quote: “She believed she could, so she did”
DFW Area Restaurant: Mi Cocina, Saint Ann
Article of Clothing: Shoes!
Phone App: Instagram and Pinterest
Cartoon Character: Princess Jasmine
TV Show: The Bachelor, Modern Family, Law and Order
Charity: Make a Wish Foundation, ASPCA
Ice Cream: I actually do not like ice cream!
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
Chocolate sprinkle donuts!
WHO IS YOUR “CELEBRITY CRUSH”?
Nick Lachey or Ryan Reynolds!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM LUNCH DATE?
Anywhere outdoorsy with a pretty view!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
I continuously aspire to perform and entertain diverse crowds. It has been a dream of mine to perform on a cruise ship. I love traveling and exploring new places and cultures. Getting to travel the world while continuing my passion for performing is a goal I would love to reach!
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
I have always been SO afraid of cockroaches…and recently found out I am actually allergic to them too! Even more of a reason to be scared!
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
A couple years ago me and a group of my best girlfriends planned a vacation to Puerto Vallarta. It was a super early flight, and we all were running late that morning. When we finally arrived at the airport, all of us began RUNNING through the entire airport as fast as we could, in hopes of catching our flight. Unfortunately, none of us ended up making it in time, and it was extremely embarrassing!! I learned that I NEVER want to miss another flight.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My Parents. They are always my number one motivators and cheerleaders! I admire my parents for guiding me throughout my life and help pave the pathway to be successful. I admire them for loving me unconditionally, and supporting me through the ups and downs!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Most recently, I have been taking private golf lessons. It has been a challenge but I enjoy learning and playing. Plus, I have gotten to join in the fun with my dad and brother at the driving range!
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
Jess or Jessie
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
Oprah - I can remember growing up watching her talk show with my mom. She was incredibly inspiring raising awareness about different messages and issues. Her graciousness and wiliness to help others is so admirable! I would love to get the chance to meet her!
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
Probably my Disney music for when I taught dance class to kids!
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Binge watching new series on Netflix!!
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of….
I am most proud of graduating with honors with my Bachelor’s degree! My degree and education will always be a part of me, and a treasure that I will hold onto! After graduation, I quickly moved myself to Dallas to pursue my dream of becoming a DCC. I am proud that I had the courage to take a big leap!
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I began dancing in middle school and was studio-based dancer trained in jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern and contemporary. I also danced with my high school Drill team for three years. Thereafter, I went onto dance at Texas State University, and my fourth year I was Senior Captain of the Strutters. I have also taught a variety of studio classes, camps, and clinics of all ages and styles of dance!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
Dance has always been such a big part of my life. After college, I knew I wanted to continue my passion for dancing. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are not only talented dancers but also amazing role models within the community, and I knew I just had to strive to be a part of that!
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
Cowboys Fans are the most loyal fans in the world! We love and appreciate your spirit and support for the best team in the NFL!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
Preparation is key! Take as many different styles of dances as possible, get on a good workout regimen, and never give up! Keep a positive, strong and confident mind!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
Every day I have the privilege to be surrounded by some of the most talented, intelligent, dedicated, and not to mention most beautiful women I know. Everyone truly brings something special to the team and it pushes me to be a better person and work harder every day!