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  • Alabama ( May-2023 )
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA

About (Summary)

I am a 19 year old from Phoenix,Arizona currently double majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Cyber Criminology at the University of Alabama. I just completed my first year of college with a 4.0 GPA and joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority. My second semester I was one of nine students to be accepted the Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service program at the University of Alabama to train to be the next generation of cyber security professionals. I made a commitment to work for the federal or state government for two years after graduation to be apart of the program. After this commitment my career goal is to attend law school and focus in cyber law. I was apart of the mock trial team for four years in high school and was accepted onto the Alabama mock trial team to further my studies of the law. I have been competing in pageants since I was 11 years old and have had the honor of holding the Miss Arizona title twice. This opportunity has allowed me to participate in many community service events around my home state including being the lead speaker at the National Guard Youth Symposium spreading awareness against cyber bullying, packing food for families at Feed My Starving Children, and participating in the events that support sickness such as the CARES walk against cancer and the Kidney disease walk kidney. Coming from a household where my mom has served 28 years in the Arizona National Guard she has proved to me that you can be a strong woman leader in a male dominated field. This has inspired me to work hard in the cyber security and law fields to show all young determined women you can be successful in anything you set your mind too.


University of Alabama
Criminal Justice, Political Science, Cyber Criminology
2020 to 2023
Xavier College Preparatory
High School
2016 to 2020
Rio Salado Community College
Associate of Arts
2016 to 2020
Rio Salado Community College
Associate of General Studies
2016 to 2020

Your Major

Criminal Justice, Political Science, Cyber Criminology

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

Presidents List
Made a 4.0 GPA
CyberCorps Scholarship for Service
Scholarship that helps with my education and training for a future in the cyber security field after graduation
Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
For dependents of a soldier who deployed after 9/11
Alabama Collegiate Scholarship
Award Received based on High School GPA
Julia Tutwiler Crimson Scholarship
Received based on High School GPA
Perpetual Fund Scholarship
Honor Roll all 4 years of high school
Essay contest winner to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C.
Mock Trial MVP
Miss Arizona Jr. Teen United States
National American Miss Arizona Jr. Teen
Outstanding Spokesmodel Award
Won because of my speech and presentation

Grad School Interests

I plan to attend law school after completing my undergraduate degree and my government commitment in the cyber security field.

Intended Job Path

I intend on working for the Federal or State government in a cyber security related field for 2 years after graduation. After this commitment I plan to go to law school and focus in cyber law.

Job Experience

I worked at the Chandler Harkins movie theatre in high school as an usher, concession cashier, and box office cashier for almost 2 years before COVID-19 closed the the theatre.
August, 2018 to March, 2020
I currently work as a server for Texas Roadhouse but will have to quit in July to focus on my studies when I go back to the University of Alabama.
February, 2020 to July, 2020



I have been competing in pageants since a very young age and plan to continue them into my adult years. I am a strong believer that pageants have taught me the skills I have today and continue to help me practice interview skills, public speaking, and confidence. I would not be the person I am today without pageants. I also love mock trial and getting to learn more about the law. Mock trial has taught me how cases work and how to create a good case for my clients.


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