Thays graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky. She worked with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension for about 4 years as a Family and Consumer Science Agent. There she had the opportunity to teach individuals ways they can better themselves and the community. She enjoys being able to connect with people from all different branches of life. She also likes that she gets to see the change in the individuals first hand. Thays loves to travel and meet different people and learn from them and their culture. One of her favorite things to do while traveling is to try all the delicious cuisine from different countries.