I was born in Utah at 8:00 a.m. on a lovely October morning in the year 1992.  I grew up playing junior tennis around the world.  Those were the glory days before I played DIV I college tennis for both University of Arkansas and Saint Mary's College of California in order to fully finance my B.A. in English which I received in May, 2014.

Post-graduation, I turned down a 9-5 big-girl job in The Bay Area and went traveling instead. I am so grateful to have been able to visit and explore up to thirty countries so far.  Since then, I've decided to slow it down and now reside in Salt Lake City, Utah where I work at a specialty coffee shop called Three Pines Coffee with my family and friends. 

I hope to continue traveling, trying new things, and recording my adventures on WIJ whether they be about exploring a new city, falling in love, or maybe even speaking with a  fictional character I have only met in my mind!