Former beauty pageant contestant and winner turned journalist for The Washington Times. She competed in Miss USA 2014 after winning the crown of Miss Ohio USA 2014.
She trained as a competitive figure skater in Ohio. She would attend Ohio State University where she would graduate with a bachelor of arts in political science.
Before winning Miss Ohio USA, she competed in Miss Ohio USA 2013 and finished as 3rd runner-up.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Massillon, Ohio alongside a brother and a sister.
She worked on the 2012 presidential campaign for Mitt Romney.