Occupation: Marketing strategist
What did you want to be when you were a little girl?
A princess. My favorite movie was A Little Princess, and I’m pretty sure I watched too many Disney movies.
What are some different jobs you’ve had in your life?
Babysitter, sommelier, public relations associate, journalist, marriage and drivers license clerk, and corporate community involvement specialist.
What do you work toward in your spare time?
I’m working toward meditating and doing more yoga in my spare time. I enjoy nature photography, (Link to my Pinterest photography board: https://www.pinterest.com/
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m a night owl, but I wish I were a morning person. I usually get the most energy in the evening hours.
What are you most proud of?
My family. They support me in whatever I do.
What are you known for?
I’m known for being a beauty enthusiast and a researcher. I’m always trying new beauty products and techniques.
What inspires you?
My family, nature, music, kindness, and beauty.
Tell me something about you that most people don’t know.
Most people don’t know that I get migraines fairly often. I do research to understand more, and I’m trying different treatments to see what works for me. I tried Botox for Chronic Migraines in 2016, and now I get 31 injections every three months. They are very painful, but they’ve helped so much! (Video of my review of Botox for Chronic Migraines https://youtu.be/kneqyTan_YQ.
Why did you apply to be an O Mag Insider?
I admire Oprah and the life she’s created despite the adversities she’s faced. I’ve been a reader of O Magazine for a long time, and the content really resonates with me. It’s filled with so much inspiration and wisdom. When I saw the opportunity to become an O Mag Insider, I immediately applied. Oprah and her team are making the world a better place, and I wanted to be a part of that. It was an honor to be selected, and the experience has been a blessing.
How do you live your best life?
I live my best life by being grateful, patient, and taking life one day at a time. Whenever I have the chance, I enjoy spending time near water. It’s so calming!
What are you reading now?
I’m rereading The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron. I’ve always been sensitive, and this book makes everything make sense.
What’s a day in your life like?
The first thing I do when I wake up is pray and meditate. Then I eat breakfast and get ready for the day ahead. Throughout the day, I’m usually working on any projects I may have, catching up on the news and making time for self care. At night, I have a pretty intricate skincare routine that I follow. Sometimes it feels like a form of meditation.
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This is part of an ongoing series, introducing you to the dynamic individuals who make up O, The Oprah Magazine’s Brand Ambassadors known as the O Mag Insiders. For more information on the program or to apply, click HERE.