I am a wife, a mother, and a professional with 20 years of experience in fundraising and development.
As a mother, I cherish every opportunity my children have to learn and grow through quality education and the many experiences life at school and beyond brings their way in Southern California. We were blessed to enjoy the adventure of moving our family to Portugal to experience another country as you only can 24/7. We learned new ways of doing things and understood how different historical backgrounds inform and shape the attitudes of our Portuguese friends and classmates. We immersed ourselves in the Portuguese language — not just to improve our communication skills but to better understand the cultural norms and
expectations we now encounter daily.
My family and I are fortunate. We cherish the unique year we undertook. Yet, at home and abroad, I have seen the disparity that exists as governments and NGOs seek to provide genuine quality of life for many people. To overcome this disparity, I believe we each must stretch ourselves individually, expand our own personal boundaries and perspectives, and learn about and engage with communities worldwide. I am convinced that by being truly active in this global movement, we can achieve sustainable change, and true quality of life can become a reality for more and more of our fellows — regardless of the country or community they may call home.
I value my experiences with the Hidden Truths Project. When volunteering with Hidden Truths Project, I’m helping my community – a community of global citizens and fellow humans. And, I’m becoming a more open-minded citizen with an ever-evolving international perspective in the process.
I believe passionately that when people come together across cultures to work side-by-side, we build bridges of understanding that are powerful and essential to creating a safe and healthy future for all people.