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I’m originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and I now live in Seattle. I love music and I listen to a lot of it. I also love finding delight in my day-to-day activities, and a good way to get a sense of my personality is to check out my Instagram story.
I generally like to challenge myself to learn and improve no matter what I’m doing, and I try to make the world a little bit better by being authentic, kind and kicking butt at the work I do.
I play basketball and soccer recreationally, dance whenever I can and like to stay active in general because exercise is my anti-depressant. I’m also a certified Schwinn® Cycling Instructor, too… fancy, huh?
I cheer passionately for athletic teams from the University of North Carolina – specifically men’s basketball and women’s soccer – and I’ve been trying with limited success to get better at playing the guitar for a few years.
I’ve been a volunteer since 2007 with the Service Board, a Seattle nonprofit that mentors teens to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure. I served as a youth mentor for three years in tSB’s program of social justice, service-based community stewardship and snowboarding instruction. In 2013, I was honored to receive the Service Board’s Golden Boot Award for outstanding service.
I also served for three years as a member of the Board of Directors for Youth Media Institute, a Seattle nonprofit focused on empowering youth to tell their personal stories through training in digital media.
Additionally, I was a member of the 2012 class of Leadership Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to enhancing personal and civic leadership skills through a nine-month program centered around community stewardship.
In 2016, I partnered with Urban Artworks to create a mural for Pride Weekend on Capitol Hill in Seattle, and in 2020 I painted a mural I worked with Overall Creative to paint another mural to try to bridge the divide and alienation we all felt during the beginning of the COVID pandemic.
Since early 2019, I have been a Director on the Board of Directors for The Washington Bus, a statewide movement-building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across Washington State and develops and empowers the next generation of young leaders.