My favorite people in this world show up with consistency across all the spaces in their lives. This means they are comfortable with their personal and professional identies, each informing the other. In the best version of ourselves, I believe these spheres are interwoven. Our personal history supports how we show up in our professional endeavors. With that in mind, I want to share my story with a little more nuance, beyond the education and professional highlights that you might find on LinkedIn.
From a young age, I benefited from amazing mentors and dedicated coaches. As the youngest of six children, I look up to 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Whether the challenge is intellectual, emotional, or physical, my siblings consistently highlight a path forward that is defined by grit, persistence, self-awareness, and compassion.
Raised by my mother, I learned the power of humility and confidence as she navigated the ups and downs of managing a family farming business in rural Northern California, while simultaneously loving and supporting six children.
My family is far from perfect. Belonging requires patience, self reflection, embracing lots of failure (especially my own!), and loads of patience. That said, my family is foundational to who I am and how I show up in this world.
I’m a life-long learner. I’ve had the privilege of obtaining a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, a law degree from U.C. Davis, and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Most recently (during 2020-2021) I participated in the Newfield Network Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery course.
My work experiences range from an appellate law clerk in Anchorage, Alaska to clinical counseling with adults and adolescents, to founding and scaling a middle school in Brooklyn, New York. For the past 10 years, I worked with the largest charter management organization (Uncommon Schools) in the Northeast. I have managed individuals, teams, scaling projects, strategic initiatives, and so much more!
Above all, my favorite work is helping individuals discover their motivation and enthusiasm to learn, grow, solve problems, and lead others with confidence and kindness. I strive to approach all aspects of life with a high level of engagement and curiosity.
I’ve lived in California, Alaska, Italy, and Guatemala. I currently reside in Brooklyn, New York. I’m an early riser and the best mornings include coffee and long walks (or slow runs!) along the Brooklyn Piers with Tucker Charlie (my dog!)
I prefer riding bicycles over riding subways; talking instead of texting; moving over sitting still; and quality versus quantity: quality time, quality work, quality space, and quality community!