Degree: B.S. Business Administration, Minor in Dance Studying: N/A
Hobbies: Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer Choreographer for High School Dance Team, Woodworking, Working Out, and Cooking
Song: Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Quote: "Lift while you climb."
Travel Spot: London
Dream Car: Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid
TV Show: Love Island
Dream Job: Chief Revenue Officer
Where were you born and where do you live now?
I was born in Marin County, specifically San Rafael. The house that my brother and I were raised in is actually the same house where my dad grew up. I moved to Los Angeles to attend USC and never left. Last April, I became a first-time homeowner on the West Side of LA.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
This February I was invited to be a member of my company's Sales Excellence Academy, reserved for the top 10% of Account Executives worldwide (out of over 3,000 Account Executives). This year-long program was nomination-based and includes coaching in preparation for a future leadership role. I'm proud of this recognition because it was the accumulation of a lot hard work, and intra-team leadership and given it was my first year as an Account Executive, learning on the job.
Tell us more about your job.
I work as a software sales Account Executive, specifically catering to startups and small high-growth businesses throughout California. I'm passionate about how technology can play a pivotal role in the growth of a business and the improvement of the customer journey. I speak with business owners across many industries, including high tech, manufacturing, and professional services to understand the different tools their teams use and areas where they can better leverage software.
What is a non-profit organization you're involved in and why did you choose to get involved?
I've been a Big Sister through the program Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles for the past three years. Mentoring youth, particularly young women, is one of my biggest passions. I believe wholeheartedly in the organization's mission that inherent in every child is incredible potential and I have witnessed firsthand the impact of one-to-one mentorship in building higher aspirations, improving confidence, and deepening meaningful relationships for my little sister.
What does it mean to be a Gold Rush Cheerleader?
To me, a Gold Rush Cheerleader signifies representing something bigger than yourself. It's the responsibility of ambassadorship upholding the values, spirit, and community of the 49ers organization. With only 10 home games, so much of what we do as Gold Rush Cheerleaders happens off of the field and like any superhero, it means that even without the uniform on, we always strive to exemplify our character and strengths.
Who is YOUR biggest cheerleader?
My parents! They come to every game and you'll see them in the stands with their phones out, videotaping every moment on the field. In high school they drove me 3 hours round trip almost every day so I could dance at a competitive dance studio and in college, they flew to Los Angeles weekly to watch me cheer for the USC Trojans. They are as big of a part of this dream as I am, and I could not be more grateful for their support.
Tell us about your journey of becoming a Gold Rush cheerleader.
For as long as I can remember, it was my dream to be a 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader. I remember watching the Gold Rush as a little girl from the stands and as a dancer already, I was waiting for the day when I would be able to audition for the team myself. To be ready for this team, I focused on becoming the best version of myself, building a strong career, understanding my own superpowers, and fine-tuning my dance performance skills. I auditioned twice before finally getting the "yes", which is proof that with a little persistence and commitment, any dream is possible.
Who is a woman in sports that inspires you?
Katie Sowers, the first female and openly gay coach to coach in the Super Bowl, is a woman in sports that inspires me. I admire her for breaking boundaries for women in coaching, filling spaces that have historically been reserved for men, and showcasing the power in diversity. She's expanding the narrative of who's included in football leadership and while she didn't get her Super Bowl win with the 49ers, I'm excited to see the ways in which her success continues to change the status quo for future generations.