I believe there are two types of mentalities – fixed versus growth. In the fixed mindset, we believe we are born with a set type of intelligence and skill – no matter how hard we try, it’s impossible to improve upon what we are not good at. With the growth mindset, we believe everything evolves. While we are born with a natural type of intelligence, we can improve in other areas through consistent diligence and perseverance. Throughout my adolescence, I was never the smartest, the most athletic, or the most quick-witted. I always, however, strived to be the most hardworking because I firmly believe anything, and everything, can improve with the right mentality.
Originally from Mystic, CT, I moved to Boston to attend Emerson College, where I was a public relations student concentrating in sports communication and nonprofit communication. The school provided me with phenomenal educational and professional resources, which led to numerous employment opportunities. I worked for amazing organizations such as the Miami Superbowl Host Committee, All Dorchester Sports and Leadership, the Bay State Games, and the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust while I was in school. These experiences equipped me with numerous professional skills to prepare me for the public relations industry.
When I wasn’t creating press materials or graphic design work, I dedicated most of my time at the baseball field. I was a member of the Emerson College Baseball team for four years and captained the team in both my junior and senior years. During my collegiate career, I was a three-time member of the All-NEWMAC Academic Team (2020, 2021, and 2022) and a member of the All-NEWMAC Sportsmanship Team (2022). While I will sincerely miss the college athlete lifestyle, my experiences will translate tremendously to the PR agency life.
I’m extremely excited to work for The Castle Group because it provides me the same rush as being a college athlete. I’m still a member of a tight-knit team, and I can still work diligently in a fast-paced work environment. The organization also has a diverse portfolio of clients, allowing me to work in an array of industries. I look forward to contributing to Castle’s mission of creating deep and authentic relationships with my clients while growing personally and professionally.