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about me

I am a UCLA alum and communications specialist with a passion for storytelling and a firm belief that only the right photo is worth 1,000 words. I've been told my natural habitat is in a cafe, and I've traveled to five different continents, all on an endless quest to find the world's greatest cup of coffee.

 

I currently work as a PR Manager for the National MS Society because I wholeheartedly believe we can use the power of genuine and compelling stories to build connections to make a difference. I also participate in the 3-Day, 50 mile Challenge Walk each Fall to help find a cure for my mom who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis eleven years ago (btw, she's doing great!). 

 

Many years ago, a younger and surprisingly wise version of myself decided to write a list. Yes, a bucket list. And made a promise to myself that I would cross off at least one "out of my comfort zone" thing from that list each year. It hasn't always been easy (I see you altitude sickness from the Inca Trail), but it's sure been a hellofa adventure so far. If you really want to get to know me, it's all between those lines.

 

**Note, this is does not include everything (some things from my younger self's original list are far too embarrassing, i.e. "Score meet-and-greet tickets off the radio for NSYNC!").

  • Skydiving

  • Scuba certification (Thanks, PADI!)

  • Ride a camel through the Sahara

  • Run a half marathon along the Great Wall of China

  • Paragliding 

  • Walk like an Egyptian

  • Trek the entire Inca Trail 

  • Play with elephants (on a nature preserve) 

  • White water rafting 

  • Go on The Price Is Right

  • Install a backsplash

  • Go bananas with some wild monkeys

  • Hike up a volcano

  • Have a cappuccino at the Coliseum  

  • Visit platform 9 3/4 

  • Summit Kilimanjaro 

  • Shark tank diving 

  • Travel internationally completely solo

  • Bunjee jumping

  • Have a Guinness in the Motherland

  • Write a book

  • Get a motorcycle license 

  • Operate a tractor in the middle of a field

  • Go on a safari 

  • Get misted by Niagara Falls

  • Complete a triathlon

  • Slightly freeze at a Winter Olympics

  • Ride in a hot air balloon

  • See a hockey game in Canada

  • Zip line through a rainforest 

  • Find Frodo in the Shire

  • Learn to play the violin

  • Watch Humpback Whales in the wild