4th Year Student
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Major: Mechanical Engineerings
Minor: Engineering Leadership Development
Previous THON Involvement
THON 2019: OPPerations Committee Member
THON 2020: OPPerations Committee Member
THON 2021: OPPerations Captain (Set Up/Tear Down)
Why did you want to become a member of the THON 2022 Executive Committee?
I want to help Four Diamonds children and families as much as I can, and I want to make sure that the events that THON runs are as safe and sanitary as they can possibly be.
What are your main responsibilities for THON 2022?
The OPPerations Committee is responsible for setting up and tearing down the major events that THON executes each year, including the THON 5K, Family Carnival, and THON Weekend. Additionally, we oversee THON’s Sustainability and Recycling Efforts and serve as the primary point of contact between THON and the Bryce Jordan Center throughout the year and during THON Weekend.
What is your favorite THON memory?
During Final Four my sophomore year, I was able to be on the Event Floor. I watched a little girl exclaim “That’s me!” during the “Where are they Now?” Video and it was at that moment I truly came to understand the impact that THON has on every single child. She gave me a high-five and started jumping for joy, and I’ll never forget her energy and excitement.
What are you most looking forward to for THON 2022?
I am excited to get events back to in-person formats while simultaneously incorporating the virtual aspects of THON 2021 that were so successful. I am also excited to ensure that the cleaning efforts of the OPPerations committee are sanitary and allow in-person events to not only happen, but to be as safe as possible.
What is your favorite quote?
“Everyone who can stand, stand now. If you can help others, do so” —Welles Crowther
What are you involved in outside of THON?
Intern for Westinghouse Electric Company
What are your plans after graduating from Penn State?
I plan to work in the space industry as a systems engineer.