I am a 2014 psychology graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a lifelong athlete who loves a long bike ride and a good lifting session at the gym. I always am up for any form of caffeine especially if it comes with a side of good conversation. I’m from Florida originally and randomly moved to San Francisco for 1.5 years following my heart. Currently, I’m nomading across the world trying to find a place to call home and have ended up (for now) kind of in San Diego. I am happily a happiness engineer and team lead for the happiness team for Jetpack, VaultPress, Akismet, & more at Automattic. You can read about how I made my way to being a Happiness Engineer for Automattic here and what my day to day looks like in these series of posts. I co-started Accelerate.LGBT and Mentor Everywhere as two separate ways to help those who need it the most. Ultimately, I am looking forward to seeing where I end up in this world and who influences me along the way. I believe in the power of little things and try to capture them through photography.
“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” -Pedro Arrupe
Learn something new everyday and lessen the sufferings of others (inspired by Neal deGrasse Tyson’s quote)
Own a coffee shop designed for facilitating connections between people over coffee.