My road in life has taken me all over.
Had always dreamed of becoming a dancer and even auditioned for The Rockettes.
Attended the University of California, Irvine, where she received her bachelor’s degree in dance choreography with a minor in English.
Admits that in college, she took on way too much and, as a result, struggled with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and OCD.
After suffering numerous injuries and dealing with exhaustion, she decided to give up dancing professionally.
Got married when she was 20 years old—her parents were initially unsupportive.
Decided to go to graduate school at Eastern Washington University, where she received her master’s degree in creative writing.
When she graduated, she found it difficult to find a job with a living wage in that field—she’s since worked as a teacher, an editor, a publisher, and a speech and writing coach.
Now works as a contracts administrator for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she manages a portfolio of projects and acts as an advocate for technical personnel when it comes to paperwork.
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