Modern day trailblazer trying to be an agent of change in our communities with a great big dose of fun along the way. I value my friendships and family above all other things. I live by the words of Emily Dickinson when she said "My friends are my estate." I am absolutely addicted to lip balm (Burt's Bee), Taquerias, and going out for meals. My favorite television shows are Big Brother, So You Think You Can Dance, Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, and True Blood. I have become somewhat of a cyclist, via AIDS/LifeCycle, but now it is a bona fide hobby of mine. I love to travel but unfortunately have been pretty much exclusively traveling for work and family holidays these days. I am ready to return to exploring the world, far and near. I think domestic travel is under appreciated and under valued, but don't get me wrong, I love a great international destination too. I have an amazing boyfriend who I cannot wait to get out and explore with and we usually want to travel with our two dogs (Boston Terrier and Beagle). My work passion is at the intersection of volunteerism and disaster response, although my full responsibilities are more broad than that.