I was born in Upland, California in August of 1993. I’m 25 and a Leo! After nearly two years of studying abroad in London, England, I came home to reside near my parents in Vancouver, Washington, along with my new black pug pup Frankie, Lead Creative Consultant here at Fashionably Frank. In 2017, I became a flight attendant with a major airline, so I am usually out & about traveling. I submit my blog posts to Kathryn every week, no matter where I am in the world: Maui with a drink in my hand or Alaska with frozen toes.
I’ve been gluten-free for 3 years ever since I discovered that I have Celiac disease. My mom also has Celiac; I inherited it from her. She’s always been encouraging to me and has taught me how to lead a healthy lifestyle even with our condition. This fuels my passion for nutrition and educating others.
In addition to Frankie, I currently have a total of three pets (none of which have animal names–they’re all members of our human family!): Fat Louie the cat and the dogs: Frankie and Kevin (+ the late dog Molly, in addition to Felix the hedgehog). Animals have always been part of my life and throughout the years - my family has had goats, rabbits, chickens, hamsters, even geese!
I was born with strabismus and had to see an optometrist every 3 months as a child. Strabismus is a eye condition that causes one eye to look different from the other. A lack of muscle control enables one eye to appear crossed. I went through two surgeries to tighten and therefore strengthen my eye muscles.
I’m half English and half American. My mom was born in Washington State and my dad is from Essex. Growing up with dual citizenship, my love for travel grew. To date, I have visited: London, France, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and so much more.
I graduated in 2013 from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. My area of emphasis was health science and my dream is to one day become a nutritionist. A few of my hobbies on the side include embroidery, DIY and cosplay.
I am an ENFP in the Jung-Myer Briggs personality test and an AR thinker within the Gregorc thinking style delineator. In other words: I’m a good listener with a big imagination that enjoys working in groups and can work her way out (or into) just about anything. Driven by a people-oriented focus, I hope to help others through the field of nutrition, wherever my career may lead.
Although I get distracted easily and it’s hard for me to reorient myself to the task at hand, I’m very enthusiastic about the projects I dedicate time to and consider myself a motivated individual when I find the right passion in something. I view myself as an empathetic, loyal person with lots of items to cross off my bucket list! Oh, and… I secretly wish I was a drag queen.
Thanks for reading! Looking forward to chatting with you in the comments :)