Location: Currently: Davis, CA, Intermittently: Barcelona, Spain
What I do:
I support The Flourishing Center in its communications and engagement efforts.
I’m a creative professional with many different hats. I enjoy bringing positive psychology to inform daily conversations and help people improve their everyday lives. I love engaging people in experiences that lift them up and help them shine. In my various creative roles in public health and women’s empowerment, I’ve worked with organizations in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Africa to connect people, communities and stakeholders with well-being initiatives. Some of my favorite organizations to work for include the WHO Collaborating Center for Social Inclusion and Health, the University of California and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, where I have worked as a researcher, writer, and communications strategist. I’m also an ICF-certified life coach and meditation/mindfulness facilitator.
I came across positive psychology at a difficult time in my life. My daughter had just been diagnosed with a rare disease, and I desperately needed to view my life as a parent to a child with special needs in a positive way. Luckily, positive psychology and other tools helped me to be grateful for the opportunity to grow, change my mindset, and be more compassionate with my family and myself. As my outlook changed my life improved for the better, and I was inspired to learn more about the science and practice of positive psychology. I made a career shift, started working for myself and enrolled in The Flourishing Center’s Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program in Oakland, in 2017.
I am neither a morning person nor a night owl. I like to ease into the day slowly, by pressing snooze, having coffee and then reading or meditating before my kids get up.
A Little Known Fact About Me…
I love to cook Mediterranean food and took professional cooking classes in Barcelona.