At 12, I knew adoption would be a part of my life. Sitting on the couch in my parents’ living room, a story about a family with three adopted children played before me that showed me two things: adoption is how I would have a family and journalism is what I wanted to study.
I was born in Baton Rouge, LA, a town that has taught me the importance of hospitality, a love for food, and let’s just say puts complaints about the heat into perspective. I’m the oldest of six children to two incredible and loving people. My parents are a unit. And it is because of them that I know compassion. Something that has also been reinforced through my Catholic upbringing.
My family and I are exceptionally close; they are truly what centers me. As a kid, we always ate dinner together, and it’s a time when we were all able to connect. It’s also a time that I now value with my husband and plan to share with a child as well.
While Todd went to an Ivy League university, I went the state school route and got my bachelor’s degree in journalism. Having met my husband, I see the benefits of strong education and it will be a key priority for us.
Post college, I worked in news and then the documentary world. For the past decade, I’ve served as the executive producer at a production company in NYC. I love what I do as it has provided ample opportunity to travel the world creating videos and to meet folks from all walks of life.
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