LOCATION: Orange, CA
Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Boyz 2 Men or NKOTB? NSYNC
WHAT’S YOUR DAY JOB? I work at my alma mater, Chapman University, in the Strategic Marketing and Communication’s department. I oversee the university’s social media strategies and manage the institutional accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. In the evenings, I moonlight as a dance teacher and master’s student.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE? I make lists… lots and lots of lists. I put reminders on my calendars, phone, and notepads; inspirational quotes on my morning alarm; and photos of family and friends on the background of my computers. The reminders create accountability, but inspiring quotes and photos of people who believe in me help me follow through.
WHAT FUELS YOU TO TAKE ACTION? My family and friends fuel me to take on new challenges and achieve my goals. My fiancé Zech Wilson especially fuels me – he is my #1 fan reminding me daily that I can do anything I put my mind to. Lastly, any potential to make a difference in the world gives me the energy to do so.
HOW DO YOU INSPIRE PROGRESS IN OTHERS? I do my best to lead by example. Since I was young, I’ve always been the first person to arrive and the last to leave. I believe hard work, thoughtfulness, and a spark of creativity can inspire any one. I also enjoy being a cheerleader, cheering on my interns, dance students, and friends as they grow and learn.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE AND WHY? I admire my mother. The original Pinterest crafter, she sewed my childhood Halloween costumes, painted my high school musical backdrops, and built props for my college sorority’s skits… all while working full-time and supporting a family. She has always encouraged me to take on the world and she reminds me weekly how proud she is of me. I’m lucky to have a mother like her.