Bailey Gumm, born and raised in Nevada, is currently a junior majoring in communication at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her younger brother Alex was diagnosed with autism at 22 months old. Bailey has seen and lived the effects of autism directly through her lens as a sister. Bailey took on the role as an autism advocate at a very young age. For the last six years Bailey has been a titleholder in the Miss America Organization where autism awareness has been her platform. This past summer Bailey was awarded the Miss America Community Service award for her work within the autism community.
Currently, Bailey is a board member for the Autism Coalition of Nevada, and is a blog writer and featured sibling advocate for the national autism organization- Autism Speaks.
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