Hometown: Richmond, VT
College: Clarkson University
Major: Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Sorority: Delta Zeta
Tell us about yourself!
Hi everyone! I am a classic northeast girl born and raised in Vermont. I enjoy many outdoor activities including hiking, snowboarding, and most of all running. I also enjoy the sunny weather and spending time on the beach for a few short warm months in Vermont. During high school, I participated in sports all year around including lacrosse and field hockey.
I am a senior at Clarkson University in upstate New York studying biology. I am looking forward to attending a Physician Assistant program in the fall to become a PA and fulfill my lifelong goal of helping others in need. On campus, I am apart of many clubs as well as Delta Zeta Sorority. While in college, I have begun to enjoy running and exercise more and learned to use it as my personal time during the day.
What does “Strong” mean to you and what makes you a Strong Girl?
To me strong means both physically and mentally. Sure, everyone can work to be strong physically, but mentally can be more difficult. I believe one major aspect of being “strong” is having a strong mind and being happy with the person you are.
What makes me a strong girl is trying to have a positive outlook on life and love the life I live. Everyone goes through hurdles in life, but if you have a positive and strong mind, I believe you can get through it.
What excites you about being a Strong Girl Campus Ambassador?
When I first read about the strong movement the first thing I thought about was that I personally know many women that can benefit from it. I am excited to being this program to campus and get more girls involved. I think it is an amazing opportunity to see how life can change with being more positive and leading a strong and healthy lifestyle.
What is your favorite thing about The Strong Movement™?
My favorite thing about the strong movement is that is more than just a fitness and nutrition guide; it is a lifestyle change that gives women a chance to learn ways to live a more positive life and be comfortable in their skin.
When did you discover fitness & healthy living and decide to make it part of your lifestyle?
Throughout my life, I have played sports and maintained a healthy lifestyle. When I cam to college I realized that I didn’t have sports to play anymore, therefore I needed to make up my own fitness routine. I began going to the gym more and maintaining a healthy nutrition plan that I have been able to stick to throughout college.
How has exercise and healthy living increased your confidence and self-esteem?
I use exercise as a stress reliever and it gives me time to myself during the day. I believe it is important to do something for yourself everyday even if it is for a short amount of time. This is especially important in college when many students are stressed and feel like they don’t have enough time. Exercise and healthy living make me feel better about myself and give me the relaxation I need during a stressful time.
What keeps you motivated when the going gets tough?
Everyone, including myself, have those days or weeks where you just don’t feel like exercising. When I go through those times sometimes I think of how good I feel after exercising and eating healthy. After a hard workout, I am proud of myself and want to keep going for more the next day. When I do have those rough patches or stressful weeks I think or how I felt that last time I had a hard workout and how I want to start up a healthy lifestyle again.
What do you wake up looking forward to and excited about everyday?
When I wake up everyday, I look forward to what the day is going to have in store for me. I lay there for a few minutes and think of my schedule for the day and see what I have to get done. I get excited to know that I have schedule of events, which usually includes class, spending time with friends, homework, exercise, and whatever else the day holds.