State:  Tennessee

School: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business

College Major: Master of Business Administration and Business Analytics Certification

Scholarship Winnings: $47,000

Social Impact Initiative: Alzheimer’s Awareness: Fundraising, Advocating, and Providing Hope

Miss America empowered me to: fight to end Alzheimer’s! I have lost four family members to this fatal disease that robs people of their memories, dignity and lives.

Bio: I am an Advocate for Alzheimer’s because I have lost four family members to this devastating disease. At the age of 8, my grandfather was diagnosed. I helped my mom care for him weekly for eleven years. I watched the lengthy demise of someone I loved and vowed to be a catalyst for change. As a National Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Association, I have lobbied U.S. and State Congressional leaders for three years on Alzheimer’s initiatives. I have raised $25,000 for Alzheimer’s Association to help the 5.7 million Americans and their caregivers fighting America’s most expensive disease . . . Alzheimer’s!