Posted: Sep 8, 2014 8:32 PM EST | Updated: Oct 28, 2014 4:18 PM EST
Bridgette traded sunshine for snow, coming to the mid-west from Florida where she grew up outside of Orlando.
She earned a degree in political science with a concentration in international affairs from the University of Central Florida.
Politics has always been a love of hers, and it wasn't until her senior year in college when she decided to switch gears.
She was fortunate enough to complete an internship at the CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando. Here, she realized being a news reporter is what she was meant to do.
Her favorite part of the job is working in an office that is constantly changing and always bringing new surprises.
Bridgette is half Panamanian, and enjoys learning about new cultures. In a perfect world, she would be a non stop world traveler.
Another passion of hers is still photography, Bridgette was lucky enough to photograph New York City bridal runway while in college.
Spending time with her family and friends, and poodle Oliver is very important to her, and always takes first priority.
She can also be found cheering on her UCF Knights at any possible opportunity.
Bridgette is a bit of a foodie but eats as healthy as possible (despite a little bit of a sweet tooth).
Some of her hobbies include reading, baking, and playing a little basketball.