Entrepreneur, Darlington House

Washington, D.C., USA
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What does being one of Franklin’s 50 for 50 honorees mean to you?

It means everything, Franklin was one of best the experiences of my life. Not only did I meet my husband there but it truly opened my mind to a better understanding of the world. Without Franklin I would not be where I am today!

How does Franklin play into your success?

I would not have been able to become a mother and own one of Washington DC's most successful restaurant by the age of 25 without the life and world experiences that I received at Franklin. It taught me how to become self sufficient, a problem solver and believe that I could achieve anything!

Who inspires you and why?

I am extremely passionate and I advocate for faster cures & rare diseases to federal legislators. My family was diagnosed with a rare disease in 2010 and I have spent the past decade doing all that I can to help those that don't have a voice. I am inspired by Dr. Antony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins who head the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

What’s your favorite quote?

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” -Nelson Mandela