When you’ve been writing your whole life,
it’s hard to say when you became a professional.
My family recounts evenings of me as a 5-year-old sprawled over a newspaper in our Bay Area home sounding out complex words.
I didn’t know I was destined to become a journalist 20 years later.
Before I joined the ranks of the publishing world, I spent two years in Brazil learning more about life, people and myself. There I learned more than any book could ever convey.
College came after I grasped the Portuguese of my beloved Brazil. I developed that ability into an affinity for learning and speaking Romance languages. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Brazilian Portuguese, but Spanish is so useful for communication.
So I became a Journalist, intent on Changing The World. My mission. My plan to teach — with words.