I was raised in Portland, Oregon and studied communications and environmental studies at UCLA. I now work for The Hollywood Reporter, writing about the entertainment industry and lifestyle.
In school, I was a three-time Arts Editor for the Daily Bruin newspaper, editor-in-chief of UCLA’s chapter of HerCampus.com and former writer with TravelAge West travel magazine.
I’ve loved writing since I was little — it began with illustrated picture books I wrote about my dog in elementary school. I caught the travel bug after a summer study abroad program to Paris and knew I had to blog about it. Though I’ve been to over 20 states, it was my first time out of North America. I visited Italy over the summer and lived in Japan for a teaching internship. In college, I headed to New York City and Boston for a summer internship at Her Campus headquarters.
My philosophy on travel is that the best memories happen when things don’t go according to plan. Sure, plan ahead. But embrace your surroundings, get lost and explore while you’re young. Even Anna Wintour says, “It’s the mishaps that make it fun and bring you the surprise.”
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