About me

Who am I?

I’m just a girl in my 20s who has decided to dedicate the younger years of my life to traveling this world!

I moved from the US (California) to Spain for a study abroad program my second year of university. Upon my return to California and graduation from university, I moved yet again to embark on the next adventure with my now husband! We lived in Serbia for a few years and have since recently returned to the US (California) for the next chapter of our lives, being an aunt and uncle.

I’ve lived in three countries, learned three languages, and figured out that I thrive out of my comfort zone, now always encouraging others to try and do the same. 11 countries and 45+ cities later, I’m nowhere near done!

 

How I ended up traveling the world?

Let’s be honest now – I got my heart broken. I was dumped right before college and felt like the only way to move on was to leave the country. Not the state, but the country… LOL. Boy I could not be more thankful for that event setting me down the path I am on today. I discovered an exhilarating sense of freedom, a spirit that loves adventure, a soul that yearns for connection, and a pretty dang sweet husband.

I have never been a better version of myself than who I am when I’m traveling the world. It’s changed the core of who I am in a way that I didn’t know was possible. Initially scared to leave the comfort of California, I now can’t imagine my life if I would have stayed.

My advice to you: buy that ticket you’ve been scared to purchase and get out of there. You my dear, are in for the thrill of a lifetime.

How I ended up traveling the world?

 

Let’s be honest now – I got my heart broken. I was dumped right before college and felt like the only way to move on was to leave the country. Not the state, but the country… LOL. Boy I could not be more thankful for that event setting me down the path I am on today. I discovered an exhilarating sense of freedom, a spirit that loves adventure, a soul that yearns for connection, and a pretty dang sweet husband.

I have never been a better version of myself than who I am when I’m traveling the world. It’s changed the core of who I am in a way that I didn’t know was possible. Initially scared to leave the comfort of California, I now can’t imagine my life if I would have stayed.

My advice to you: buy that ticket you’ve been scared to purchase and get out of there. You my dear, are in for the thrill of a lifetime.

Professionally

Public Information Officer, California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

2021-Present

  • Crafting messaging to integrate and align with internal and external stakeholders, including for the state’s public education campaign (Let’s Get to ImmUnity), appointment management system (MyTurn.ca.gov) and Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
  • Developing and managing execution of the state’s campaign newsletter (Vaccinate ALL 58) to inform thousands of stakeholders with the latest news, key messages, tools, and resources surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Building trusted relationships with state partners and community-based organizations to identify and amplify vaccine-related events, including preparing media advisories, opinion editorials, coordination with news outlets, and day-of activity management
  • Providing communication support to all divisions of the Governor’s Vaccine Task Force, including formulating messaging and strategy for state agencies and departments
      Public Relations Consultant, LBQ Strategies

      2021-Present

      • Assisting in the creation of health care, infrastructure and cannabis client strategies, including messaging and tactics based on audience and goals
      • Writing press releases, media pitches and talking points
      • Creating and maintaining media lists across multiple industries and states
      Account Manager Team Lead, TechBear

      2018-2021

      • Managed the day-to-day activities for up to 30 accounts, which included project management for custom intranets, database solutions and new website builds
      • Created clear project goals, developed strategies, and oversaw the execution – and assisted, as needed, to ensure a timely and successful execution
      • Partnered with C-Suite executives to host conferences with the company’s stakeholders, which included Q&As, review progress, timelines and budgets
      • Mentored a team of Project Managers and WordPress Web Developers to ensure team cohesiveness, personal development, team efficiency and job satisfaction

      Account Manager                                        

      • Planned, executed and monitored project details from the initial project scope, assigning a team, and allocating resources, to finalizing the project
      • Managed my client’s needs and the project’s daily activities while also planning ahead to control risk and minimize uncertainty
      Communications Intern, California Medical Association (CMA)

      2018

      • Assisted a team of seven senior staff to produce internal and external
        communications aimed at supporting over 43,000 physicians across all modes of
        practice
      • Researched and drafted press releases, online news articles and feature stories for
        county medical society magazines
      • Interviewed physicians and created content for featured #CMAdocs profiles
      Public Relations Intern, Joshua's House: a hospice for the homeless

      2018

      • Responsible for the promotion efforts of Joshua’s House in advance of the Big Day of Giving (BDOG) in order to increase guest turnout and raise awareness
      • Raised over $24,000 dollars for the BDOG
      • The face in front of the camera for multiple promotional videos