What has Title IX allowed you to accomplish as a female athlete?
Having Title IX has allowed me to come to America on a scholarship and compete at a Division I level. That’s something that people don’t always get the opportunity to do.
What’s something you’re passionate about outside of athletics?
I really like photography, creative design, and just taking videos of people. I also like putting together content sometimes.
How did you get into photography?
I think with the amount we travel with my sport, photography enabled me to go to some super interesting and cool places. So, it’s just something I’ve picked up along the way and then just have fun doing. Being able to capture moments and, you’ve always got those memories. So, you can look back, and you’ve always got them saved.
How has Women In Flight given you a more fulfilling experience as a student-athlete?
Women In Flight has allowed me to connect with a lot more females in the sport, and not just in my sport, but across all sports. It’s a crazy good connection with everyone. And it makes you feel like you’re part of something bigger than just sports.
What’s your favorite element of Women In Flight that you’ve been able to experience?
There was a Women In Flight event last year where loads of kids came, and we were able to show them around our sport. It was a great event, and it’s super good to get involved with the kids in the community and get them into sports.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
I won the under 18 National Championships in England when I was 15. And so that was a pretty big thing for me. It’s one of the biggest tournaments in England. So there’s a lot of pressure in that tournament. And I went in as a very big underdog. Going through all the rounds and playing against people older than me and then winning was just something super cool. And my coach did it, which was also a cool thing for me.
What would you say if you could go back and give your younger self any advice?
Just keep having fun. As long as you enjoy what you’re doing, then you’re good.