I have a deep appreciation for complexity, multiple perspectives, digging deep, uncovering that which lies just out of sight or right beneath the surface. I have always felt pulled to explore, guided by a nagging sense that there’s more to life than meets the eye. It’s this drive that continuously pushes me to keep reading, exploring, and connecting. I value people who can think for themselves, aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions, prefer to discuss new concepts and ideas, are purposeful with their time, and who can ultimately move the needle in a way that makes a difference.
According to Bill Eckstrom in his TED talk entitled “Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Life,” complexity is nothing more than changed order. When you hit discomfort, you hit complexity, and that creates growth:
I obtained my Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno, whose program was ranked #4 in the nation by BusinessWeek. I spent several years volunteering with TedXUniversityofNevada, which is an event that I am passionate about aimed at “sharing ideas worth spreading.” I’m also a past president for the Reno Tahoe chapter of the American Marketing Association. I earned a B.A. in Journalism from California State University, Chico. As an undergraduate, I also attended Louisiana State University and the University of Maryland, College Park through the National Student Exchange Program.