Supply Logistics Director
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Previous THON Involvement
THON 2018: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2019: Dancer Relations Committee Member
THON 2020: Supply Logistics Paper & Office Supplies Donor Contact/Gift Card Initiative Captain
Why did you want to be a Director?
Four Diamonds and THON have been a part of my life for over eight years, and a long time ago I made a promise to my younger self to always give back in anyway I can to this incredible organization. When I came to Penn State, I found my family in THON: in my fellow committee member, in my fellow org members, in our two THON families, and later in Supply Logistics. Each of those groups reinspired me and helped me discover new reasons to continue my involvement with THON. I wanted to be a Director to help others find the same family here that I did, and to keep the promise I made to myself all those years ago.
What responsibilities do you have as the Supply Logistics Director for THON 2021?
As Supply Logistics Director I oversee the organization, upkeep, and data tracking of all of THON's inventory locations. I work with twenty SL Captains to contact donors and obtain all in-kind donations used at every event throughout the year. Additionally, I work with my inventory team to ensure supplies are readily available and provided to all of the other committees so they can function to the best of their abilities. SL is also on the front lines of sustainability efforts, ensuring every decision we make is done with THON's sustainability goals in mind.
What is your favorite THON memory?
My sister, Kate, is two years younger than me, so a freshman this past year, and she possibly loves THON more than I do. I danced during THON 2020 and made countless memories that could be my favorite; however, my favorite memory was seeing Kate for the first time on the floor. Getting a hug from her and witnessing her take in the magnitude of THON Weekend for the first time filled me with so much joy! THON is something we'll get to share for the rest of our lives.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss
What are you involved in outside of THON?
I'm involved in Penn State Homecoming serving as a Merchandise Captain the past two years and a Merchandise Committee Member before that.
What are your plans for after you graduate from Penn State?
Go to medical school and study to become a pediatrician.