What’s one thing you really love about living in San Diego?
To borrow the words of Wendell Berry, I’m a “placed” person. I grew up in San Diego, and though I’ve had my share of away experiences, I love being rooted in this city, its neighborhoods, and my history within them. As the kid of an enlisted Marine who grew up with family far away, I am thrilled that my kids can grow up with family close by, and that the landscape and community in San Diego are a deep part of our heritage.
If you could change one thing about San Diego, what would it be?
I’d like to see more native San Diegans educated, equipped and empowered to stay local. I’d like to see less of my friends and family move away because of issues of affordability (transportation, housing costs, and other opportunity gaps). One of the most exciting things I get to work on it just this: how to increase opportunity for locals, and help businesses hire homegrown talent!
What’s life like outside of your work?
Dynamic. I have two young children and own a business with my husband. We love city life, road trips, and open space, and are hopeless foodies. I love teaching and coaching, and have volunteered as a crowdfunding consultant, business mentor, and lay minister – though right now my investment strategy is geared toward developing two sharp kids who will change the world!