DATE OF GRADUATION (COLLEGE AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL): May 2016
OCCUPATION: Medical Sales Representative
Former Dallas Cowboys: Emmitt Smith
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Quote: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa
DFW Area Restaurant: Mi Cocina
Article of Clothing: You can never go wrong with a Sundress.
Phone App: Call me a nerd if you want: I have an app that monitors my sleep patterns and records my heart rate, restlessness, and deep sleep to inform me of the overall quality of my sleep. With a good night’s rest, a girl can conquer the world!
Cartoon Character: The Minions from Despicable Me
TV Show: This Is Us
Charity: Samaritan’s Purse
Ice Cream: Cookie Dough, heavy on the dough.
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
WHO IS YOUR “CELEBRITY CRUSH”?
Tim Tebow; he is a class act!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Being a DCC was always my dream job—and it still is.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
I don’t usually tell people until they know me pretty well, but I am so afraid of dogs. I wish I could help it!
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I don’t get embarrassed easily, it’s best to not sweat the small stuff!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)?
I have FOUR kitties back home in New York: Spunky, Simba, Samuel Winston, and Kenzie.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My best friend, Alivia. Despite the obstacles that she faces on a daily basis, she continues to push on in pursuit of her goals. She does not let paralysis stop her from living her best life. She is humble, kind, and one of the most graceful beauties I know. I am so grateful for her. She teaches me how to be a better friend by being my best friend.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
I would love to spend a few weeks traveling across Europe--I have never visited!
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? My mom and dad may not be celebrities, but they are superstar parents. I could never even think of trading them in.
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I grew up playing Ice Hockey.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss.
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
“How Far I’ll Go” by Auli’i Cravalho from the Moana Soundtrack—I’ve been known to belt it out in the car…often (Sorry, Savannah!).
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
I would love to read minds. I love understanding people and learning about what motivates them. Being able to read minds would allow me to be more empathetic. As an added bonus, I would find some funny secrets too!
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of….
my work ethic and determination. I worked six jobs (at the same time!) in order to save enough money to pack up and leave my childhood home, friends, and family to chase my dreams of becoming a DCC. It was not easy leaving my roots behind on Long Island, and I definitely didn’t sleep a lot while working those jobs, but I knew I had to dedicate myself and do whatever it would take to get me here. My sacrifices paid off tenfold—I am finally living this dream!
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I grew up with a love for dance and was a cheerleader throughout middle school and high school. During college, I was grateful to cheer for the New York Jets of the NFL for three seasons under the direction of one of my role models: former DCC, Denise Garvey!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, to me, represented so much more than pretty faces. These women were committed to excellence—not just in performance, but also in their personal lives and the way they made others feel. From my outsider’s perspective, there seemed to be an equal emphasis on the work these women did in their community and the work they did in the studio. They inspire others to keep dreaming, keep working, and to be the best version of themselves. For years, I dreamed of becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, but was always too afraid to take the plunge and go for it. Finally, I realized that if I never faced my fears, I would have a lifetime of regret.
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
Thank you for everything; for allowing me to do what I love, supporting the Dallas Cowboys, and being a world-class audience to dance for!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
Do not let anything stand in your way! If you want something, you have to do everything you can to achieve it. If you do not give it your all, you will end up wondering, “what if…?” When I think of a new goal, I always like to tell myself, “it is not a matter of ‘if’, it is just a matter of ‘when’.” It helps motivate me to realize that my dreams are possible as long as I have the willpower and dedication to make them happen!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
The friendships I have made with such beautiful, intelligent, and supportive women. I am so grateful that my love for dance has led me to this new sisterhood! These women inspire me to be better every day. My teammates give meaning to the phrase, “a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”