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What i do for fun

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What i do for fun

When I'm not working, I do a good job at keeping busy. Here are a few things that interest me.

 
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EQUALITY ISSUES

After relocating from Oakland to Nashville, my partner Arriel and I discovered a need to bring together the lesbian community in Tennessee. Before we finished unpacking, we kicked off Lesbians in the Workplace, Nashville.

Lesbians in the Workplace brings professional lesbians together to network, meet new friends, and make connections - all while in the fun social settings of Music City.

 


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CYCLING

I got into cycling a few years ago, when I was home visiting my parents in Pennsylvania. I fell in love and bought a bike immediately after returning to California. Since then, I've conquered century rides, a double century and the Death Ride (twice).

After I got bored with endurance riding, I started racing.  I have worked my way through the ranks of the Northern California and Nevada Cycling Association and am the current California State Criterium Champion. I am in my 4th season of racing and don't plan on stopping anytime soon!

View my race results →


HEALTH TECH

Shortly after college, I had some substantial health issues, mostly involving my weight. I was an early adopter of the fitness wearable device called the BodyBugg. I used it to manage my diet and exercise. Having the BodyBugg helped me get my weight under control. Ever since then, I've been obsessed with health technology and designing for the underserved in the health space.

Check out some of my thinking on health tech:

Designing for the other 86% (Video) →

Let's Talk About Health, Baby! →

Fitness and Health Device Trends →

Digital Health Summit Recap →


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UX & VISUAL DESIGN

User experience and visual design are both a personal and professional interest of mine. I've taught myself how to wireframe and create journey maps in order to help communicate ideas for my projects. I've also become highly proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator by designing logos and sites for my friends and family. I think that good design can be simple and inexpensive, and I love that I get to have a part in making products better for both myself and the world around me.


MUSIC

First off, just because I love music does not mean I have great taste! I will listen to almost anything, especially songs I can sign along to. That's right, I love karaoke. I feel that music is a great way to communicate a thought or a story, and love that it can truly change lives. I also really enjoy test driving the latest music apps such as Spotify, Pandora, rdio or Beats Music to learn how the music space is evolving. 


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DOODLING

As a kid I was always doodling in my school note books. I loved sketching various cartoon characters. I lost my love for drawing over the years, but I have recently rediscovered my passion.

I try to draw something at least once a day. Currently I am into drawing robots and monsters.


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COFFEE

I love, love, love coffee! I mean who doesn't! One fun fact about me is that I prefer my coffee cold brewed. Even on chilly, rainy winter days you will find me with a cold brewed coffee. Currently, I am into Blue Bottle's New Orleans style coffee. I like to make my own at home and bring it to work in a mason jar.