Well hello there! Welcome and thank you for visiting my webpage. Here, you'll hopefully learn a little bit about me - who I am, what I do and why I do it.
I am incredibly blessed to have been born and raised in sunny Southern California, and because of this, I have a strong affinity to the beach, a distaste for the 405 Freeway, and a constant need for Mexican food. I've always had a passion for words and their power to make sense of the world. I have a penchant for learning new things, and I plan on doing so for the rest of my life.
I am currently finishing my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and I am also pursuing a minor in Professional Writing. I just finished working as a Content Marketing and Original Research Intern at Graphiq, a data company in Summerland, California.
My main passion in life involves helping others, and after I graduate, I will be doing so in the role of an on-campus missionary for FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students). I am excited to begin, and I plan on chronicling my experiences and the lessons they teach me on my blog. Stay tuned!
Present Over Perfect is writer Shauna Niequist’s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. In vulnerable, honest stories and beautifully written short essays Shauna offers an invitation to a new way of living—full of grace, space, and connection.
Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Watch it on Netflix.
I recently decided to cut way back on caffeine, but I still love the social and ritual aspects of sipping on a warm cup of coffee! Almond milk lattes are foamy and delicious. I recently had a particularly delicious one at Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco.
Good vibes that have me looking forward to summer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I designed this presentation for my "Writing for Public Speaking" class. Although it may not make complete sense without the presenter, I worked very hard on the slide design and layout, and I'm proud of the end result!
This is a piece I wrote for my "Writing About Film" class. It was one of my all-time favorite classes, and because this was my first critique, it was particularly fun to write.
Written for my "Writing About Film" class, this writing sample is an analysis of a German film titled "Phoenix." I highly recommend the film; this piece I wrote might just convince you to watch it.
I used to maintain a blog about my travels throughout Europe while I was studying abroad, but unfortunately, my posts have since been deleted from my old website! Thankfully, you can still have a look at some of the pictures I took while I was traveling and having the time of my life. Enjoy!
I wrote this essay while I was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. It was intended for a class called "History and Culture of Food in Italy." If you're curious about how the institution of the Eucharist has shaped food culture, read on!