When I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008, I was ready to hit the ground running. With a double-major in foreign affairs and Spanish, along with several summer internships under my belt, I thought there was nothing I couldn't do.
My first year out of college I worked in Congress, for the House Judiciary Committee. In short, it was the perfect first job. The experience taught me about everything I never learned in college – how to be a professional, how to manage expectations, how to avoid being swept up in the political circus of Washington, D.C. Perhaps most importantly, I decided that no matter where my professional career took me next, I had to be doing something that served a greater purpose. With an ex-military father and a sister in law enforcement, I finally realized that there is no higher calling than that of serving others.
My recent transition to G&H International now offers me the privilege to work on outreach with the honorable men and women of the first responder community, in a more hands-on environment than I've ever been in. Moreover, the opportunity to work for a company that places the needs of first responders above all else is something I have only just begun to appreciate.
In my free-time outside the working grind, I'm happiest when I'm running, snowboarding, or with friends. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is possibly my favorite place in the world, and I think Washington is a fascinating city that I'm excited to spend the next few years getting to know.