At 17-years-old, my Uncle Joe asked me what I wanted to do after I graduated from high school. I told him that I wanted to be a sports journalist for women’s soccer, but that I didn’t know how to do it.
Growing up, I played soccer for nearly 10 years. I was that kid who showed up to soccer practice with my nose in a book because the creativity of the way stories were constructed always fascinated me.
Unfortunately, my soccer days came to an end as a senior in high school due to health reasons. And while I thought this was the end of an era, it was actually the beginning of a new one.
I became more intrigued with watching women's soccer and loved seeing the strength of such powerful women be displayed on and off the pitch.
So, at 17, I was set out to become a professional sports journalist to document the women's game. Initially, I managed my own blogs known as USWNTTalk and Women's Soccer World. These platforms allowed me to branch out to write for other publications such as: VAVEL USA, Prost Amerika, Urban Pitch, and Girls Soccer Network.
While I'm grateful for these writing opportunities, I've always wanted to manage my own brand of work and so in January 2019, I branched out and started WKB to serve as an independent news source.
For the past five years I've been pursuing this dream and am so grateful for the support of hundreds of email subscribers who believe in my work, the players that trust me with their stories, and the opportunity to grow in what I love.
I've included some personal pieces below that go more in depth about where I've come from and how I'm excited to grow with WKB.
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Thanks so much for stopping by,
Writer & Founder of WKB
NWSL Media Association Member
(2016-2020) - B.A. Communication Studies, Journalism & Digital Media minor (first student to graduate with a Journalism minor during the centennial year of Vanguard's existence) from Vanguard University of Southern California
(2020-2021) - M.A. Journalism from the University of Oregon
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