I am honored to be representing South Dakota at the Miss International 2017 pageant in August! I grew up in a small town just outside of Sioux Falls. I grew up showing horses, competing in 4H and FFA, and volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility. I attended The University of North Dakota and majored in Elementary Education. I have spent the past 6 years as an Elementary teacher, but I am excited to make a change this year and be the Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor in Sturgis.