How did you arrive at your current position? What path brought you here?

When I was in college, I joined a club that worked closely with a local animal shelter. I fell in love with helping animals in need. Once I graduated, I decided that I wanted to work with animals full time.

What are you most passionate about professionally?  What excites you most about your work and the contribution you can make?

I love that Harmony works so closely with rescue groups. My favorite days are when rescue animals come in that are in need of our help. When I see cats or dogs come in with injuries or matted coats and leave looking healthier, I know I am in the right line of work. Sometimes all we do is give puppies vaccines, but I know that means that they can be adopted by loving families. I am excited about playing even a small role in finding these animals a home.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I absolutely love music. My mom made me take piano lessons from the age of 5 to 16, and though I didn’t like it then I can’t thank her enough now. I also took voice lessons and sang in several choirs in high school. From classical to musical theater, to songs you hear on the radio, I can’t get enough.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I like taking walks on some of the trails in the area. My roommate and I take her dog out on these trails and explore. I also like sitting outside and reading a good book.

Where did you grow up?

I actually grew up right here in the Triangle. I stayed because I love this area and it lets me see my family pretty often. I love traveling and exploring new things, but I will always call this place home.

How do you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as someone who was caring and compassionate. I think it’s important to contribute to other people’s lives, and one great way to do this is to be encouraging and kind to anyone who needs a little extra support. I want to be remembered as someone who was there for anyone who needed me.