I am so excited to be a part of the team at Friends of the Children - Utah! I was born and raised in West Valley City, Utah, have been here my whole life, and I absolutely love the community. I have always been passionate about advocating for myself and others and creating an environment of equity and belonging. Over the past 6 years, I have worked with youth of various ages as well as their families, and I realized through this work that I thoroughly enjoy being a support and role model for these individuals on their journey towards their goals and dreams. When I first was introduced to Friends of the Children - Utah back in 2020, I knew that I wanted to be a Friend to strengthen and promote the lives of the youth within the community, so I am so grateful for this opportunity! When I am not working, I am usually playing games with my partner and friends, reading a fantasy novel, or listening to/watching a true-crime documentary.