B.A. International Relations
Senior Director of People & Operations, Code2040

San Francisco, California, USA
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What does being one of Franklin’s 50 for 50 honorees mean to you?

I’m honestly so grateful to be honored as a part of this series! My experience at Franklin has absolutely helped shape me into the human I am today and I feel so lucky to share a bit about that here. I’m also pushing myself in life to spend more time celebrating and reflecting on how much I’ve grown and this to me is a perfect invitation to pause, reflect, and celebrate the investments I’ve made into myself and my communities. So, Thank you! 

How does Franklin play into your success?

Franklin was like a giant (expensive!) playground for me to learn more about the world and myself. One of my biggest learnings that I’ve brought into my life was to always stay curious. When I see a problem in front of me, I examine it from multiple perspectives, ask a lot of questions, and seek a solution that’s expansive and tactical. There’s no idea too big. If I can learn to drive stick my first time driving a manual car on the way to Oktoberfest, anything’s possible! I’m kidding, but in all realness Franklin instilled a sense of adventure and fearlessness in the way I approach the world and that’s helped me build the life I have now.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

I see this question in two ways! If the world were to stay as it is, the other professions I’d attempt would be a lawyer, politician, or non-profit/social good company CEO! The other framing would be if the world transformed into an equitable place that wasn’t crumbling under climate change, which would be dope because then I could be a queer wedding planner.