Dancer Relations

Dancer Relations Director

Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major: Health Policy and Administration
Minor: Human Development and Family Studies

Previous THON Involvement

THON 2018: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2019: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2020: Dancer Relations Captain (Dancer Storage)

Why did you want to be a Director?

As a former Four Diamonds child, THON has been a staple in my life since 2007. This organization has given me and my family incredible financial support throughout the years, but it was the emotional support that made me fall in love with THON in the first place. I have met so many selfless and empathetic people over the course of my THON experience, and I wanted to be a Director in order to give back in the biggest possible way to the organization that saved my life.

What responsibilities do you have as the Dancer Relations Director for THON 2021?

As the Dancer Relations Director, my main responsibilities are as follows: ensure the safety of the dancers and their information leading up to and during THON weekend, and to create a culture of positivity, transparency, and support for my captains and their committee members throughout the entire year.

What is your favorite THON memory?

My first THON was in 2007, which coincidentally was the first year that the event was in the BJC. From the second I stepped on the floor, I could feel the love and compassion flowing throughout the arena. During that first moment in the BJC was the first time I had ever felt that special magic, and it will stay with me or the rest of my lifetime.

Favorite Quote

"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody."

What are you involved in outside of THON?

I am a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and have been a manager for the men's basketball team for the past three years.

What are your plans for after you graduate from Penn State?

It is my end goal to work for a non-profit organization that helps children battling life-threatening illnesses.