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Purdue University 

B.S. Agricultural Communication

Certificate of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Why are you at Henriott?

I had honestly never heard of Henriott and knew next to nothing about insurance, but I saw a social media and marketing internship posting that was close to Purdue campus and gave it a try. I was definitely stepping out of my comfort zone by working in a different industry, but I quickly found my role. I love the environment Henriott Group provides along with the great flexibility and willingness to provide whatever resource I may need at all times. My responsibilities include broadcasting content on social media platforms and I've never seen a company's employees like and share that content more than the ones at Henriott do! This place continues to open doors and generate connections that never would have been made had I not given Henriott a shot.

Where do you reside?

I was raised on a beef farm in Kosciusko, Indiana. I moved from a small town of 580 residents to a city of 48,000 residents when I decided to study at Purdue University, where I currently live.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people (mainly companies) misspell things in order to "be creative". Some of the most cringe-worthy ones:

  • Froot Loops
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • Kurt's Kool Kayaks

What was your all-time best Halloween costume?

A referee *blows whistle at anyone that didn't give me a sufficient amount of candy*

If you could splurge on one must-have item, what would it be?

I'm a college student — can I splurge on paying back loans?

If you could go back to any era, what would it be?

1840s so I could be there when the donut was first invented

Which superpower do you wish you had?

Teleportation. Want breakfast from Italy? Boom. Want an authentic Mexican burrito for lunch? Boom. Want French wine with dinner? Boom.

If you could close your eyes and be anywhere on earth when they opened, where would you be?


Favorite TV/Movie:

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Favorite childhood meal:

The classic hot dogs and macaroni and cheese

Best vacation:

Disney World — despite the moment when I found out Mickey Mouse was a phony. Imagine my horror when my favorite cartoon character that's supposed to be the size of my shoe walks up to me and is 4 feet taller than me. 

Do you volunteer anywhere? If so, where and why?

I volunteer for church, YWCA, community gardens, and the Elkhart County 4-H fair. I was a 10 year member and the 2019/20 4-H fair queen so the fair has always had a special place in my heart, and I love creating a community for others to learn about sustainable agriculture. 

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