Placement: Office of the Mayor-President

What I Worked On: I worked with Baton Rouge’s new Chief Service Officer to create volunteer initiatives that address our City’s most pressing issues. I also worked on the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, which aims to identify and coordinate local efforts to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles.

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

School: University of Virginia

Fields of Study: BA, Foreign Affairs, Minor in Global Culture & Commerce

Selected Honors: Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, Bronze Congressional Award Medal, Dean’s List of Academic Achievement

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: Leader, Alternative Spring Break Brazil (2008); Chair, Global Development Organization Curriculum Change Committee.

Prior Work Experience: Intern at the Regional Office of Sen. Webb, Intern at the Regional Office of Congressman Nye.

Why Baton Rouge is important to me: I was drawn to Baton Rouge because of the myriad responsibilities and challenges it faces. As the Capital of Louisiana, it has the responsibility of creating a forum for intrastate issues, while simultaneously serving as an important place for trade, education, and culture. I want to understand the balance of these values and contribute to the further success of Baton Rouge in meeting its goals and serving its people.

Something unique about me: During college I shaved my head as part of the annual fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s, an organization that raises money for childhood cancer.

What I’m doing now:  I stayed on with the Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office, where I’m a Special Projects Coordinator.