Supply Logistics Director
4th Year Student
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Major: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Previous THON™ Involvement
THON 2021: Hospitality CM
THON 2022: Hospitality CM
THON 2023: Theta Chi Primary Chair, Dancer, Supply Logistics Paper and Office Supplies/GCI Captain
Why did you want to become a director for the largest student-run philanthropy in the world?
I wanted to become a director for the largest student-run philanthropy in the world to see the impact of this amazing organization on a larger scale. The ability to have more interactions with our families and leaving an impact on their courageous battle. Also, being able to lead a committee is something I have always wanted to do, and hopefully will inspire the next generation of leaders within the THON Community. Seeing how passionate this community is about our mission and the effect we have on our families is what has grown my love for this organization year after year, and I am so honored to be the Supply Logistics Director for THON 2024.
What are your main responsibilities as a Director for THON 2024?
My main responsibilities as a director for THON 2024 is to support my fellow members of the Executive Committee to implement the best plans and actions to move our organization forward in our fight against childhood cancer. As the Supply Logistics Director, I oversee a committee of 19 captains who I work with to secure In-Kind Donations from crucial donors to ensure 95 cents of every dollar goes directly to Four Diamonds and our families. We also are responsible for THON's storage facilities across campus and distributing our supplies to each committee to help them execute their visions at each THON Event and THON Weekend.
What is your favorite THON memory?
My favorite THON memory was this past year during THON Weekend. I had the honor of being a Captain, a Primary Chair for my organization, and also a dancer for the 46 hours. Being able to dance for the 46 hours, surrounded by friends and family, is an experience I will never forget. Seeing the THON Community through a new set of lenses I hadn't experienced before was one of the most incredible perspectives I was able to have.
As a director, what are you most looking forward to for THON 2024?
As a director, I am most looking forward to seeing the pieces come together throughout the year: the growth of myself, the growth of my fellow directors, and the growth of my captains, all to culminate in an unforgettable weekend is something I am so excited for, and an experience I will always remember.
If you could give your high school self one piece of advice, what would it be?
I would tell my high school self that you are where you are meant to be.
What are you involved in outside of being a THON Director?
Outside of THON, I am involved in Theta Chi where I currently serve as the Vice President, am an avid Penn State Football fan and enjoy traveling to away games (having gone to Purdue, Auburn, and Michigan last year!), going to the beach, and have recently picked up the fastest growing sport in America, pickle ball.
What are your plans after graduation from Penn State?
After graduation, I hope to be working full-time in the supply chain field, adapting and exploring a new area, and finding a new way to give back.
Who is your role model? Why?
My role model is my grandfather, who was the strongest man I know, a Penn State Football player, and an incredible husband to my grandmother, father to my father and aunt, and grandfather to me and my cousins.
What Disney character do you identify with the most? Why?
I identify most with Goofy. I am a big fan of comedy and like to make people laugh.
What is one thing you think everyone should try at least once?
I think everyone needs to drop what they are doing and try pickle ball.