I’ve always found the process of gardening invigorating; of taking a seed, planting it in the ground, and watching that seed blossom to its full potential. I love looking at the dirt on my fingernails and wrapped around my palms to show the connection I have between myself and the earth. It’s amazing what you can help nurture with little interference other than some sprinkles of water and lovely encouragement.

I look at my life’s work as a garden, with many different “seeds” organically growing into their own. My focus on social impact is one such seed that seems perennial: taking shape in creating non-profit programs for underserved youth, molding itself through community health programs, and now developing into developing products and resources to effect positive change in society. My end goal is to create thoughtful, inclusive, and sustainable solutions to complex issues.