I am an elite lightweight rower from Seattle Rowing Center, training to make the senior national team for World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I have been a member of the Oiselle Volée since January 2017, and joined Oiselle store staff in May 2017. When I’m not rowing or working, you can find me running trails or biking around Seattle.
I started rowing in high school at St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, and continued on the Williams College crew team. After emotional goodbyes my senior season, I assumed that post-collegiate rowing would never compare with the elation of competing for my school and teammates. The September after college graduation, I took up sculling. In sculling, you row with one oar in each hand, as opposed to sweep rowing, where each rower has a single oar on one side of the boat. I had faced shoulder injuries during college after rowing on just port side (oar to the right of the boat) for 8 years in a row, so sculling seemed like a natural transition.