Teaching English to students in Thailand, building a school library in the Philippines, mentoring young women in Zambia, Africa, serving as a life coach for at-risk youth in the U.S. and regularly assisting refugees from the Congo, Afghanistan, Syria, and Myanmar are all part of my life experience.

Such opportunities, coupled with my upbringing in a multicultural family, with a parent and grandparents who immigrated to this country, have educated my mind and heart.