I was born in Escondido, California, and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where my interest in weather first began. Every summer I would dance in the rain during the "best time of year" - the monsoon season. With wet, muddy shoes, I would walk into the house and watch the weathercaster forecast the future monsoon conditions. Alongside, I would mimic his movements.
My childhood play extended to college. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in atmospheric sciences. Bear Down! During my time spent at the university, I worked with the student-run news station, Arizona Cat's Eye, producing newsworthy content to students on campus. Telling people's stories that would not have otherwise been heard is, by far, the most influential and rewarding part about journalism.
When it came time to choose an internship in college, I decided to venture out into the weather department and try something new. I interned at KVOA, the NBC affiliate, and KOLD, the CBS affiliate in Tucson. I quickly fell in love again with my childhood passion and decided that THIS was the path I wanted to take.
I am currently working on my meteorology degree through Mississippi State University, and I'm not stopping there once the degree is complete. With Miles' and Aaron's help, I will continue my education in weather up until I receive my weather seals.
Whenever I'm not studying the weather or reporting, I enjoy traveling, running and, of course, thrift shopping at local boutiques.