I went to Fiji this weekend

I went to Fiji this past week, for a couple weeks. I haven’t been to Fiji since my grandpa’s funeral in 2012. It was a last minute decision. I thought it would be a bit harder for me to go back, but I got through the trip and my soul came out a little bit …

Aspen: It’s highly addictive

I went to Aspen this week for the Aspen Ideas Festival. I was super excited because it’s been one of my dreams. I applied last year and the year before that and got denied both times. This time I was there for work and got to see everything! I arrived on-the afternoon of the 21st …

Turkey: Letting go

Continued from November 2014 post, originally posted on December 25th, 2013. My trip to Turkey was short but of my most memorable trips. It was a dream to be in Turkey and the views from where I stayed were amazing. I met a woman on the bus at a conference I spoke at in Chicago …

South Africa : Ready for More

  It was my first time in South Africa. I was excited and a bit anxious, you could tell by the way I neatly put all my food in sections during the flight and pretended to sleep. The flight was long, nearly an entire day of flying, 12 hours to London then 14 to Cape …

NCWIT: Getting more Women and Girls in IT

In May I had the opportunity to attend the NCWIT Summit, a gathering of  hundreds of leaders from the NCWIT community of educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and social scientists to discuss research, ideas, and action items for narrowing the gender gap in fields of technology and IT. Attempting to provide more opportunities for women in …