It is my opinion that a successful life is a balanced life.
I find it important to not only have a depth of understanding in a couple fields
but also a breadth of interests and activities that span many domains of knowledge.
The ability to create but also communicate is paramount
in a cross functional team that spans horizontally and vertically
within a business.
I first mounted the stage in seventh grade upon the recommendation of my mother.
I didn't want to. At the time I was very much isolated, quiet, and insecure.
Theater provided an avenue for
self-discovery and personal growth. I've maintained my connection
with stage throughout college in a group called Acting Out--a group
focused on activism through theater. In this way, I was able
to pursue my love of the stage while giving back to my community
by performing in, directing, and managing shows that challenged
societial norms in the hope of furthering relevant social change.
My costume for Acting Out's production of In the Next Room
Directing a student written play, The Butler Did It?
I often was left to design our sets
Those that knew me in junior high would tell you fervently I would be the
last person to ever run a half marathon. In truth, me and athletics were
never really friends; I often refer to sports as "the sportsball".
I started running as a response to personal insecurity and have found it
to not only help me lead a healthier life but also face personal struggles.
I have learned through many miles that the best response to a challenge
is to move forward. Stagnation does nothing, but running-even in the
opposite direction-is acknowledgement of a challenge and thus a step forward
in overcoming it. Running has given me the confidence to embark on adventures I had
previously would have neglected to pursue, like hiking and travel.
My route for my first ever half marathon run
A picture from a hike in Massachusetts
The view from the top of the Blue Hills Reservation
The top of Arthur's Seat during a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland
As the youngest in a very busy, very large Italian family,
I was often left to fend for myself at the dinner table.
Instead I took the initiative to make the kitchen my own. For me, cooking
provides a platform to create; instead of a virtual machines,
my basis is a plate. Fusing flavors in unexpected yet pleasurable
ways represents my passion for transforming simple
ingredients or components into complex products that satisfy and
amaze my guests. I get no greater satisfaction than watching
someone react to a novel flavor or an experience.
Similarly, mixology intrigues me. Base spirits are often met
with questioning looks and frought with flashbacks from less-informed
underclassmen misadventures. However, when crafted in the correct proportions
and in the proper order and with a fastidious attention to detail,
simple components become something amazing.
Teaching my Dad how to make gnocchi
Preparing a mother's day brunch with my brother
My dad wanted to make our own sushi, so we did
Delta Tau Delta
During my time at Northeastern, I founded the Iota Psi chapter of Delta Tau Delta. I served
as the first Sergeant at Arms and authored our bylaws. Through a significant amount of effort,
our chapter was awarded a Hugh Shields award for being ranked fourth among all chapters of Delta
Tau Delta in the country. We have also received many other awards including highest GPA of
the Eastern Division, highest GPA on campus, and Chapter of Year.
A recent shot of our chapter
Walking in an event to support JDRF, our national philantrophy