1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I'm actually not half as adventurous or extroverted as I seem on social media. I often have a lot of anxiety or doubt when doing something new, like traveling halfway across the world or dyeing my hair pink - in the end it's always worth it, but it takes some self-coaching to get there!
2. What are your biggest passions?
At the moment, I'm most passionate about giving my time to organizations that are disrupting whatever they're a part of. In my current role at World Central Kitchen, I've seen how the power of a hashtag (#ChefsForPuertoRico) was able to spark an international movement and change the conversations around the way that nonprofit organizations address disaster relief. I love being in environments where every day is different - it's definitely stressful at times, but I'd rather be overwhelmed than bored!
3. What are your goals for the future?
My next and only big goal in life is to get an MBA and my Masters in International Development. Being in the ID world for a little over a year has just shown me how much possibility there is. So I want to take a few years and just focus on being a student of the change-makers of the world. After that, I'd love to start an organization of my own or be an "innovator consultant" of sorts to companies that are stuck in the social change rut.
4. What is your definition of success?
Exhausting your potential. To look back on a project and say "I gave it everything I could, and then some." You can never determine outcomes, but you can always give your best effort.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I've been out of the blogging scene for the last year (it has been a crazy year, professionally and personally) and I've missed it every single day. I've got some new ideas in the works on that front, and I'm excited to get back in to doing something I love. I love being a student of new ways to use media and creative ways to tell stories, so I'm excited for that to keep learning, growing, and adapting as I do.
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