From the beginning my parents instilled in me the value of sports culture and how important lifelong friendships are with teammates. They taught me a lot about how to work with others, to listen and to find the best way forward so that the team could achieve. This has really helped me in life and fashion because we are all here to overcome challenges and make our mark on the court, or whatever stage life presents us with.

There are so many little things that I’ve learned on the volleyball court and in competition that makes me a better person and a more poised and confident woman. One of my passions is inspiring young athletes to have their own journey because of how much I am learning on mine.