How did I get here?
I received my Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Bryn Mawr College in May of 2019. After graduation, I chose to join PULSE, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, a fellowship program that cultivates leadership in recent graduates through a year of service. As a PULSE fellow, I was matched with The Global Switchboard for my year of service.
Why am I at the Switchboard?
Growing up in the Washington D.C. area cultivated a global and political mindset within me from a young age. Through my studies and my experiences traveling with organizations like the Girl Scouts of America, I was afforded the opportunity to put that mindset to practical use as I connected with people around the globe. These experiences ignited a passion for social equity and global engagement that continues to motivate both my career and personal development. Meanwhile, my close familial ties to Pittsburgh brought me to the area and inspired me to join the Global Switchboard in their efforts to build a more globally connected city.
- an advocate for women’s rights and equality, motivated by my time at a historically women’s college where many of my projects had a concentration on gender, including my thesis on the feminization of migration.
- an amateur film-maker, ranging from things as serious as local documentaries on economic stratification to things as silly as educational music video parodies.
- a gamer; I love everything from video games to board games to table top games like D&D!