Born in Long Beach, I've lived in LA ever since I headed off to college, and I'm now the proud owner of a house in Highland Park. I decided when I was eight that I was going to be a writer, and I'd be pretty happy to tell that eight-year-old that I am--just not exactly in the way I thought I'd be. I might not be a novelist, but I do know how to bedazzle a fanny pack for Disney Style..
At UCLA I worked on the Daily Bruin writing pretentious album and show reviews, but hey, at least I was having fun . After college I interned for Los Angeles Magazine where I learned the importance of fact checking, and that careers in journalism were hard to come by. Realizing I was not going to be able to subsist off of freelance critiques of museum exhibitions, I decided to find a cool internet-based job that still allowed me to be creative. After trying out a few social media-focused start-ups, I landed at a Disney-owned social content agency. Because my job changes so often, evolves and pivots based on what's happening in digital, I've never been bored or stagnate here at Disney. I've gotten to work on tons of different projects, write for several publications, create brands from scratch, and go to Disneyland any time I want.
When things got a little predictable, I went back to UCLA to earn an MBA with a focus on global management. I've had a blast remembering how bad I am at calculus, learning double entry accounting, and giving presentations on corporate finance--all a far cry from my creative day job.
In my free time I am usually at ballet, kickboxing, or the gym. I love cooking, music, art, books, news, and I travel constantly to help alleviate the guilt I feel for having lived in LA so long.