My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
9/10. It was a great time, rich in experience, friendship learning and growth.
Grades in high school
A’s and B’s
English, History / Social Studies, Foreign Language, Sports
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Post-graduate education or training
Additional coursework in Screenwriting and Film Studies.
Places lived in US
California, Georgia, Utah
Current occupations / past occupations
Innovation Specialist / Writer / Entertainment Consultant
Industries I've worked in
- Retail Trade
- Information (e.g. Publishing, Film, Broadcast, Telecommunications, Libraries)
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (e.g. Law, Accounting, Interior Design, Graphic Design, R&D, PR, Advertising, etc.)
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Yes, there has been an ebb and flow based on market conditions.
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Freedom to realize potential, realize potential, follow the desires of your hear.
My definition of success has changed over time.
Earlier in life it was attached to monetary / professional wins.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
UCLA was once my greatest achievement, the 1st in my family to become a college grad. Yet, life has delivered insurmountable personal obstacles that have been overcome! I learned that my faith is fierce.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
My biggest regret is not learning how to accept and forgive earlier in life.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
The death of my little sister upended my life. At the time, I never dreamed I could lead a fulfilling life again. I do.
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My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto
Town & Country (Cheese House in Particular)