Some days I feel like newspapers are my life, but there is a lot more to me than chasing stories and beating deadlines.
Born in southeast Texas, I got the privilege of being a kid who moved around and was exposed to different cultures at a young age. My parents took my two siblings and I from Nederland, Texas to Bear, Delaware when I was 11 years old. About five years later we packed and moved again, this time to Destrehan, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
After finishing high school, I moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU. It was there I feel in love with two things — Tiger football and journalism. I spent my college days, and nights, in the shadow of Tiger Stadium working at my college paper.
While I moved back to Delaware after finishing college, Louisiana will always hold a special place in my heart. It might be the unique culture or it might be having lived through Hurricane Katrina. Regardless, I don’t think I will ever separate myself from the state.
Food is my hobby — cooking it, eating it and reading about it. I’m always exploring new food types and testing new cooking techniques. After living in south Louisiana, I’m convinced there is nothing I won’t eat at least once.
My role model is Helen Thomas. I try everyday to be unafraid to ask hard questions. And to wear red.