I am currently a sophomore at Michigan State University, where I am studying Hospitality Business. With that, I plan to go into the event planning industry or club industry. I was born and raised in Traverse City and went to Traverse City West Senior High School. While in high school, I played on the girls golf team and even served as captain in my junior and senior years. I also participated on the Model U.N. team during my senior year. Now that I am in college, I am a member of the MSU chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and the MSU chapter of Professional Convention Managers Association (PCMA). This summer, along with working for the Awesome Mitten, I will be the conference representative intern at the Henry Center on Michigan State’s campus. Michigan is special to me not only because I was raised here, but because of its beauty, what it offers, and its communities. Everywhere I have gone in Michigan, I have found something unique as well as a certain atmosphere that you can’t find elsewhere. There is a character about Michigan that I would love to promote and share with others.

Email me: leighanna@awesomemitten.com
Twitter: @leighmarie21