Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I was never the little girl you would catch dressed up like Cinderella or rushing to dance practice in the afternoons. Instead, you could find me in my #23 basketball jersey playing pickup with the boys once the final bell rang.
From about the age of 8, I have been an avid reader of Rick Reilly. Whether his piece appeared on the surface as an athlete profile or recap of a recent competition, at the heart of every Reilly story was a commentary on the human experience. Since then, I have had a passion for and focused my educational pursuits towards exploring that deeper essence of sports. For me, sports is more than just about wins and losses, its about the enormous and significant impact that seemingly trivial games have on our society.
In my exploration of this concept, I’ve had the good fortune of working with PeacePlayers International to use basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities and travel to Rio as a production intern for NBC Olympics. I’ve also stepped outside the realm of sports assisting in the production of History Channel’s The 44th President: In His Own Words (although we all know Obama loves a good game of hoops). Currently, I am a production assistant at NBC Sports living out my dream of helping produce meaningful sports content like the 30 for 30 series that got me hooked on this industry. Seriously, feel free to test me; I’ve seen every 30 for 30 out there. My friends call it an unhealthy obsession — I prefer to call it a passion.
I hope you enjoy my work, there’s more to come soon!