Colorado born and Nebraska raised. I moved to O’Neill when I was still in elementary school and have been a part of “the good life” ever since.
I graduated from O’Neill Public Schools in 2017 and went on for a Journalism degree in Wayne, America. I graduated from Wayne State College in 2021 with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Criminal Justice.
I get a lot of “why journalism” or “why did you do Journalism with Criminal Justice”?
Well, I didn’t know what I wanted to do until I was a senior in high school. After researching the presidential candidates for 2016, it just solidified that I wanted to research and know as much as I could and be able to inform others. I added Criminal Justice while in college because I really wanted to do investigative and crime reporting.
My love for journalism just grew while being a part of The Wayne Stater. I went from a copywriter/writer to the ad-manager to page editor to Editor-in-Chief. I really wanted to be able to stay in Nebraska while being in the journalism field.  
So, in my fall semester of senior year in college, I took a shot and applied for a job at NCN. I was lucky enough to get a job in my field before graduating with my degree. Working in one place is new for me because I had four jobs while being a full-time student. It was a consistent pace change. That’s what’s nice about NCN, it allows me to pace change and continue to learn.
It’s also nice living in Norfolk after growing up in O’Neill because it’s easy to make a quick trip home.