Birthdate: 5-20-1990

Favorite shoe: Asics GT 2000

Favorite distance to race: 1500m on the track

Favorite place to run: Anywhere with dirt trails!

Favorite post-race meal: Depends on the race! If it’s a 5k, multi-grain cheerios with frozen berries and almonds. If it’s a marathon, burgers and beer.

Training philosophy: If you want to race fast, you have to train fast. I also believe in doing the little things–drills, strides, stretching, strength exercises.

Favorite or go-to workout: My favorite workout is 400s on the track–doing sets of three, where two are at pace and one is “hot” (faster), for three-four sets.

What I like to eat/drink before a run: Toast with peanut butter and banana, or a protein shake and a piece of fruit.

Favorite quote that inspires you: I have a mantra one of my assistant coaches in college told me: “With each step I am stronger.”

Why I run: I run because I love it. I run to explore new places. I run to find peace in a hectic world. I run to relieve stress. I run because it’s my greatest passion.

Where to find me when I’m not running: I’m a grad student so you can find me studying or in class!

Personal bests:

  • 2011 Cal Nevada Championship 1500m– 4:32
  • 2014 Steve Scott Invitational 5k– 17:48
  • 2014 Mountains 2 Beach 1/2 marathon–1:24

Other tidbits: I am really happy to have the opportunity to keep running and competing. I plan on running always being a part of my life.