Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC: After moving the area at the beginning of the year, I heard that LPBC was a “networking powerhouse.” I wanted to meet and work with dynamic local leaders so I applied for the job opening.
How has LPBC affected you: It has given me a deeper appreciation of the county’s demographic and economic diversity. LPBC has allowed me to broaden my perspective on local issues. Now I open the newspaper, and recognize the names of alumni leaders who affect change and inspire service. LPBC has in many ways given me a backstage pass to goings-on in the county!
What is the best benefit that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC: New mentors and friends!
What you do for a living: Programs and Communications Coordinator at Leadership Palm Beach County.
What you like best about your job: The quick pace and variety! I also feel lucky to work with such an intelligent, good-humored group of people. I enjoy telling the story of Leadership Palm Beach County to the public and trying to capture the energy of this unique organization.
Your education: B.A. in History from Yale College.
Your civic and community involvement:Two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean, where I focused on childhood literacy and entrepreneur development and mentorship. Hopefully I have many years ahead of me of service within Palm Beach County.
City of birth: Tampa, FL
Place of residence: Palm Beach
First job: Summer intern at Conde Nast in New York City
Word that best describes you: Curious
What brought you to Palm Beach County: Family and a new great job!
How long have you lived in PBC: 4 months
Favorite way to spend time: Reading the Sunday paper, going out to eat with friends, enjoying the beautiful Palm Beach sunset over Lake Worth.
Mentor: My mom J
Most important lesson you've learned: The value of being a good listener.
Person most interested in meeting: Everyone has a story. I try to learn from each one, and I’m lucky to get to meet individuals every day whose stories fascinate me.
Life motto: A quote by E.M Forster captures it: “Only connect.”
Last vacation: Miami
Place you want to visit: East Asia or the Florida Keys…I think I’ll make it to the Keys first J
Most interesting place you have visited: India
Last book(s) read: Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: Pretty much anywhere outside with a nice sea breeze.
Favorite TV show: The West Wing
Best decision: To seize every opportunity to travel.
Worst decision: To dye my hair red in college.
Toughest decision: To join the Peace Corps.
Goal yet to be achieved: To contribute to my new community in Palm Beach County and get involved in service work.