Home: New York City. Profession: Human Swiss Army knife; wearer of all the hats. Alma mater: Columbia Business School. Languages spoken: French, Norwegian, Portuguese.
What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Moving to Brazil, Norway and Singapore. Hobbies: Reading, traveling, scuba, training my one-year-old maltipoo. Recent travel or adventure: A plant medicine retreat in Costa Rica. Last book read: The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer. Recently viewed and recommended: How to Change Your Mind (Netflix).
Personality profile: Adventurous, empathetic, sharp. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Multifaceted. Moral compass: Would I want this read back to me on a witness stand? How do you define an ideal business relationship? Each party wants the other to have the most successful career possible. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Any bookstore. What is your go-to workout? Pilates. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? A stack of unread books.
What was your first paying job? I earned $1 cleaning menus at an airport restaurant when I was six. What was your favorite college course? Love and Romance in the Mass Media, taught by Dr. Mary-Lou Galician. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Maps of New York, Oslo and Singapore, the three most important cities in my life. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Air conditioning. What is your favorite app? Twitter. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Living abroad.
I’d like to see people take better care of each other and the planet.
What message do you want to send out into the world? We’re all more alike than we are different. What mega-trend most excites you? New research on psychedelics in the treatment of PTSD and depression. What mega-trend most concerns you? Political divisiveness.
As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A news anchor. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Eating Nutella at the beach, after telling all of my friends and family how much I love them. What advice would you give your younger self? Start going to therapy in your twenties. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My sister’s wedding; there was so much love.
Personal mission: Live an interesting life. Personal motto: Will this make a great story when I’m 80? Favorite quote: “You are exactly where you need to be” (St. Theresa of Avila, Hal Elrod and others).