Rosie is a 2010 graduate of Concordia College with majors in Communication/Theatre Arts and Apparel Design. She is an established musical performer and an active composer. Her platform is Celebrate Diversity: One Nation, All People.
The first pageant Rosie attended was a local she was competing in. Not growing up in the pageant circuit, she was encouraged to compete in a local pageant by a good friend and former Miss North Dakota, for the opportunity to perform and the scholarship opportunity. Her first pageant in North Dakota was the 2010 state pageant held in Williston where she was awarded 2nd Runner-Up and the following year she won 1st Runner-Up. At that point Rosie felt ready to retire from pageants but her mother encouraged her to compete in one more local pageant. She won the local pageant and in 2012 won the title of Miss North Dakota.
Rosie has dedicated her reign to reaching out to all people through music. She is an accomplished classical pianist as well as a singer/songwriter. This year she is scheduled to perform with local musicians from around the state, conduct workshops and appear in schools around North Dakota, to bring people together through her music. For Rosie, finding a common bond through music is a great connector. As Rosie puts it, "I am confident I can help be the glue that will enable acceptance."