“At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”

— Aristotle

I want to use my communication skills to make the world a more just and compassionate place—and hopefully make people laugh in the process.

I live in Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., with my dog, husband, and cat. (I love them in that order.) I enjoy comedy, travel, and learning new things, particularly about management, social change, and how to be a better person.

I can often be found listening to podcasts and nonfiction books—while driving, walking with my dog, and self-scanning vegetables at the grocery store. My current favorites are The Armchair Expert, The West Wing Weekly, and Life Will Be the Death of Me by Chelsea Handler. As for television, I enjoy Shark Tank, The Profit, The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The West Wing. And yeah, okay, American Idol.

I also love music. I’m learning to sing and play guitar, and though I’m not good at either one yet, I’m a lot better than when I started!

I work full-time promoting animal rights, and in my free time I volunteer on projects to advance racial and gender equity. I’m mentioning this last in an effort to avoid defining myself by my work. Am I fooling anyone?