I was born on Manhattan Island between bodegas and a power substation. Three presidents and a few wars later, I graduated from the United Nations International School and moved to Wisconsin where I received degrees in English literature (B.A., '07) and public health (M.P.H., '15).

Since then, I've worked in communications and project management, including writing syndicated news. I shifted my career by starting work for a practicing family physician-researcher on research from a patient-centered perspective, which ranged from learning about the medical home, dissemination and implementation, and even directing patient vignettes. Now I work with Charlie at healthfinch.

Outside of work, I serve on the The Road Home’s board of directors, and previously led a local radio station's community advisory board as chair for two terms. Internationally, I support disaster relief with the Field Innovation Team.