Being from Dallas, born into a wonderful, sheltering, smothering type of family, I naturally gravitated towards travel.
I went on mission trips beginning in middle school and fell in love with new people, new places and open air markets. I’ve lived in India, the Dominican Republic and, most recently, Thailand. Each still has a little of my heart.
I got a B.A. in history, quickly realized that was worthless, and went back to get my Master’s in Public Policy at LBJ School with a focus on nonprofit management. I’ve volunteered, stuffed envelopes, de-wormed potatoes (for real), served breakfast at homeless shelters, done more VBS than I care to admit, ran programs, fundraised, chaired a board and done just about everything you can do for a nonprofit.
I now have the best job in the world of semi-philanthropist — I’m the executive director of a family foundation in Austin, Texas. Giving is what I love. If I had my way, everyone would give to the empowerment of women and be working together to prevent the trafficking of women and children.