I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, raised by two hardworking parents who reluctantly let me study abroad in Germany when I was 17. After graduating high school I moved to Seattle and worked in cafes until I could afford college.
In college I won scholarships that enabled me to develop strong passions for art, digital design, research, and writing. I also studied in Italy, interned in Holland, and conducted fieldwork in Uganda.
Less than a month after graduating college I moved to Switzerland. Today I'm most excited about working on problems that help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.