This blog advocates for education, conservation, and outreach through my personal experiences and short stories as an environmental scientist, scuba diver, world explorer, & life-long learner.
Follow me along this journey of connecting nature and society.
I was always the kid who was never afraid to get dirty.
My mom nicknamed me “sugar cookie” because when we were at the beach, I would purposefully coat my entire body in sand.
I spent my early years camping, hiking, going to the lake or the beach, playing outside, and attending nature education programs.
For 8 years, I attended a Montessori school, where my curiosity flourished and my yearn for learning continued. During that time, my education was exploration. It was captivating and active learning.
My life was built around a few core values:
- Respect for our interdependent web of life (my religious background)
- Belief and intrigue of science (family nurturing & experiences)
- Always do your best, help others, & never give up (American Karate Academy motto)