I grew up on the Jersey Shore in a very small town named Pine Beach. Unlike the fist pumping stereotypes you see on TV, my childhood was filled with the beach, I first became interested in athletic training as many AT's do - by getting hurt while playing sports. My high school athletic trainer shared her knowledge with me as we rehabbed my ankle back to its normal state and she was able to convince me to persue a collegiate education in AT. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2011. I was lucky enough to work at my alma mater for three years after graduation where I worked with the men's soccer team and taught in the ATEP program. This experience led me to Smith College where I graduated in 2016 with a MS in Exercise and Sport Studies. In the spring of 2016 I traveled to Venezuela with the USA junior and senior men's and women's cross country teams for the PanAmerican Cross Country Championships.
As of now, I'm enjoying being in Ithaca and adjusting to the land of Yankees and Bills fans (Go Sox!).