Home: Atlanta metro. Birthplace: Houston, TX. Significant other: My college sweetheart, Paul Glaser, PhD. Alma mater: Duke University (B.A.); SUNY Albany (M.B.A.). Languages spoken: English, some Portuguese.
Latest accomplishment: Earned my private pilot license. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Moved to Rio de Janeiro for a year. Hobbies: Aviation, travel, yoga. Recent travel or adventure: Visiting the Atlantic Coast of Panama. Last book read: Atomic Habits, by James Clear.
Personality profile: The Architect: INTJ-A. What one word or phrase would your closest friend use to describe you? Strong-willed. How do you define a perfect friendship? Being able to pick up after a day, a month, or a year right where we left off. What is your guilty pleasure? Pop music of the 80s and 90s. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Experiences, travel, food, wine, in preference to material things. What is at the top of your bucket list? Exploring Australia, especially wine country. How do you relieve stress? Peloton ride or a long walk. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Disconnecting.
What was your first paying job? As a receptionist in a doctor’s office in high school. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Top Gun. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Local art. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Don’t stress over things that are out of your control. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Have a plan for your career and share it with people. You never know who will help you along the way. What is your favorite app? Google Maps. My sense of direction is abysmal. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The pandemic, and before that, 9/11.
A greater appreciation for kindness and empathy.
What message do you want to send out into the world? Starting is the first step to achieving your goals. What widely held belief do you reject? That mayonnaise is delicious. What mega-trend most excites you? Artificial intelligence. What mega-trend most concerns you? Distrust of science and facts.
Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My parents. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. I loved to argue. After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My flight bag and my family recipe book. What advice would you give your younger self? Trust your instincts. What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? None. Good or bad, it’s all made me who I am today.
Personal mission: Live life fully, authentically and leave a positive mark on the world. Personal motto: Dare greatly. Favorite quote: “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane” (Jimmy Buffett). Desired epitaph: Friend, Wife, Adventurer, Difference-maker.