I had the honor to represent the great state of Iowa and married women as Mrs. Iowa International in 2010. I am excited announce I was crowned Mrs. Iowa America 2013 and will travel to Mrs. America in August 2013! I am working to increase awareness for all individuals who are affected by blood cancers by partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). My mom is the inspiration behind my platform as she is courageously fighting chornic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Together we can make a difference by making the decision to live every day to it's fullest! Thanks for taking time to follow my journey ... it's sure to be a GREAT year!