What did you want to be when you were growing up and why?
The first thing I ever remember wanting to be is the first Women President of the US (1st grade. I just remember reading a book about it, and telling my mom that’s what I want to do. Then I wanted to be a speed skater like Bonnie Blair (Winter Olympics were on that year!) Later in Middle School, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist because I learned about Sea Otters in 4th grade and became obsessed with them.
Finally, as a freshman in High School, I realized I wanted to work in business. I was the head of a team project in a keyboarding class I was taking, and a ‘gut feeling’ came over me. I knew I wanted to pursue business. When I first started college, I wanted to be either a Sports Manager, or own/run a Bed & Breakfast (like Lorelai Gilmore- Gilmore Girls).