I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and traveled south to James Madison University, graduating in May 2018 with a degree in Marketing and Political Science. I decided to stay in Virginia and look for a place to call home in the DC area. In my search, I focused on finding a career path that would allow me the opportunity to have an impact on my community. I am thankful to have joined an organization that truly cares for the members and will go above and beyond to help anyone. That is my favorite thing about the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Every person I interact with – whether that be my supportive colleagues or a member in need – has made me feel that I ended up at the right place.
As Operations Coordinator, each day looks different to me. I have had a lot of fun being able to work with new problems each day, using my problem solving skills to see what I can do next. My favorite part about this new role is the level of involvement that I get to have in each of the Chamber’s areas. I enjoy working on different projects in each of the departments. Being responsible for coordination throughout the organization has allowed me to gain a deeper meaning on what the Chamber truly does and the pursuit of our mission.
I have always wanted to do something greater than myself. I have always wanted to do something with my life that had a bigger meaning. I have always wanted to help people in the best ways I can. I can honestly say I have always wanted to work for an organization so committed to this mission as the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.