TINY HUMAN IN LOVE WITH A LOT OF THINGS (BUT MOSTLY BISCUITS AND OSCAR WILDE)
I'm a 20-something-year-old writer/blogger, former journalist, current brand strategist, inquisitive learner, frequent wanderer, unprofessional baker, award-winning Scattegories player, and novelist-in-progress. I'm a locally-grown Californian, a former temporary Singaporean, a New Yorker at heart, and a Gaucho for life.
I am passionate about human nature and social justice, originality in branding and business, and building aesthetically satisfying and culturally impactful things. I graduated with a degree in English and a focus in Literature and the Mind, a mix of disciplines like literature, sociology, philosophy, and psychology; in short, I'm fascinated by the way humans think and relate and interact with the world around them. But I get the most joy out of creating things, whether it's designing new branding for a startup, writing short stories, or building bookshelves around my house, and I like finding elegant solutions to complex problems.
I've always existed in two kind of contradictory parts. I'm a textbook Type A personality: ambitious, outspoken, restlessly searching for my next adventure, with an opinion of everything from chocolate (it's good in desserts sometimes, but it shouldn't be eaten plain) to Comic Sans (okay, it's not a great font, but I also don't think it deserves the amount of hate it gets). But I'm also fairly introverted, and I spend a lot of time in my own head; usually my idea of a great Friday night is baking cookies, doing a face mask, and watching Netflix documentaries.
I've found that the best marriage of these two parts is in writing, something I'm always doing in one medium or another. I've loved the power of words and storytelling for as long as I can remember, and I'm continuously writing my own narrative and developing my philosophy of the world. To accomplish this, I rely on my other love: travel. I've always been insatiably curious and hungry for new experiences, and since taking my first plane ride at eighteen months old, I've resolved to explore as much of the world as possible, with a well-loved passport in one hand and a crisp Moleskine in the other.
When I'm not working, you can usually find me baking something-or-other in the kitchen, attempting to learn Python, curating my makeup collection, practicing hand-lettering, catching up on business trends, wandering around museums, or reading food and travel blogs.
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