What is something you learned by being on a team? How does that apply to your work?
I’ve learned that each person brings something special to a team and it’s important to work together towards a certain goal. You can really learn a lot from each person on a team and the team is always stronger working together. Having the experience of playing team sports has helped me in all aspects of life including my work. As a teacher, I am constantly working with my colleagues to help students attain their goals not only in the classroom but outside of it also. I am also constantly learning from my students and growing as a teacher.
Who is a leader you admire and why?
One of the biggest leaders I admire is Meghan Duggan from the USA Olympic Women’s hockey team. She happened to be my captain at the University of Wisconsin and the best leader I’ve played with. I loved watching her work ethic on and off the ice and I learned a lot from playing with her. She is also a big advocate of equality for female athletes which I think is so important! She is a big role model to many female athletes including myself.
What is one piece of advice would you have for young female athletes today?
I hope that young female athletes can feel confident, empowered and happy being physically active. Physical activity and sports are so empowering and I hope that these young female athletes find something they can be passionate about and strive to become a better version of themselves.