"Getting to actually talk to people who are in the military and doing their jobs day in and day out ... was very eye opening," she said, in USA Today. "It was kind of what re-lit the fire and my passion for the military."
"Initially, it was kind of a novelty to people I met if they ever found out," she said, to USA Today. "It's kind of a bit of a shock. You don't expect those two things to go hand in hand with one person."