Bellevue Junior Cheer

I am the head coach of the Bellevue Junior Cheer Team! I was a cheerleader for four years at Newport High School (go Knights!) and have been coaching this team since 2019. I love working with each and every cheerleader! It’s always fun to help them learn new skills and build their confidence!

This team is a community-based, volunteer-run organization. Our goal is to make cheerleading accessible to all students across the Bellevue School District. Our varsity cheer squad consists of 20+ kids ranging from 1st through 8th grade. We cheer at fall football games and winter basketball games.

We work in partnership with Bellevue Junior Football, a local dance studio in Issaquah and the City of Bellevue. Thank you to the organizations, coaches, and volunteers that have made this team possible!

UW Physics PATHS

In collaboration with Professor Miguel Morales, I run the UW Physics Program for Advanced Training in Hands-on Science (PATHS). This program offers a unique opportunity for motivated students from community colleges to gain hands-on experience in physics laboratories at the Department of Physics at the University of Washington, Seattle. We help students envision themselves studying at a four-year institution, build support networks, and gain research experience they can use to further their careers.

Participating students engage in cutting-edge research projects, ranging from exploring the mysteries of the cosmos to unraveling the complexities of biological systems and delving into the quantum realm of information processing. 

NHS Photographer

On Friday nights, rain or shine, you’ll find me on the football field. I volunteer as a photographer for the Knights football and cheer teams and for the marching band. As an alumni of Newport HS cheer and band, it is so much fun to support the next student body. You can find some of my photos on the Budlong Photography website.

I found a love of photography through my dad, a national award-winning photographer. While I focus on action shots and portraits at games, I love taking travel photos – landscapes and architecture.