Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Sydney graduated cum laude from the University of Dayton in 2017 where she majored in sociology and communication with a concentration in media production. In college, she was involved in honors societies and enjoyed volunteering at the children’s hospital and urban schools. After working with Impact America, Sydney plans on traveling abroad then attending graduate school for either school psychology or counseling.

What do you like to do for fun?

I have grown up spending most of my time outdoors. My family owns a canoe and kayak livery right on the Great Miami River, so I spend a lot of time on the water. I enjoy boating, biking, and almost all sports!

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

I traveled to Sydney, Australia for a summer study abroad experience, and it was one of the greatest trips of my life. I was able to tour the Opera House, see the Harbor Bridge, and snorkel near the infamous Bondi Beach. Counting the days until I can go back!