SPA Leadership: First-Year Social Action Project


During my first year in the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, I was a member of the Environmental & Sustainability subgroup, along with five of my peers. Throughout our first year in the program, we explored the negative impacts of chemicals on the environment and the policies that could serve to combat these effects. Following our thorough research, we worked to complete a social action project. While our project was initially aimed towards fostering positive environmental change in the Washington, DC area, the coronavirus outbreak led us to complete our project remotely with a focus on educating people on staying sustainable during the pandemic.

Back-to-back: C-M registers second Silver Award


During my senior year of high school, I took the initiative to help my peers register to vote and carry out their civic duty. As a result, my peers and I were awarded the Silver Award by the Pennsylvania Department of State and the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. I am also incredibly grateful to have received the individual Governor’s Civic Engagement Award for my efforts. Read the article here!

Simply Stated: Guest Blog Post


I was given the opportunity to write a guest blog post for the Pennsylvania Department of State’s blog, Simply Stated. Read my guest blog post here!

I was also featured on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Facebook Page. Click here!

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment


Over the Summer of 2018, I had the honor of being nominated as a delegate to attend the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.  Following my nomination, I was featured in a spotlight article for my school district. I am honored to have been selected to introduce Mr. Daniel Beaupré, Vice President of Experiences at National Geographic during one of the educational excursions at the summit. Due to my strong commitment to and affinity for the program that summer, I was selected to join the Youth Advisory Board for the 2019 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment. Learn more here!

Keystone Girls State


In June 2018, I had the opportunity to attend Keystone Girls State as a KGS Citizen. This is an academically rigorous summer program designed to educate high school girls about government and civics through a week-long, excellent simulation of Pennsylvania’s government on the local, county, and state levels. Read a piece I wrote about my life changing experience here. After being elected Lieutenant Governor during my delegate year, I was selected to return the following summer as a counselor for the program. This experience helped me to significantly improve my leadership skills.

The Envirothon Competition


During my Junior and Senior years of high school, I participated in the Envirothon competition at both the Washington County level and the Pennsylvania state level. The Envirothon is an academic competition focusing on Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Wildlife, and a given Current Issue. During my Senior year, my team and I won first place in Washington County and had the opportunity to go on to compete in the state competition. Read more here in the Washington County Conservation District Newsletter.

More coming soon…