I love to travel, read, and write.
I started writing when I was six years old. My first story was about the "Squeky Door" that plagued my parents' bedroom. I'd like to think it's gotten better since then.
I won a writing contest for a skin care brand in 2008, for which the prize was an internship with the teenybopper magazine I used to read when I was 12.
After that, I worked as intern at two more print publications: a fashion magazine, and a pop culture weekly.
My first solo interview was with my favorite dreamweaver, Neil Gaiman. I made the papers for it when another reporter who witnessed the whole thing described me as a fangirl intern so overcome with nerves she could barely spit a question out.
I am very proud of that interview, but I'd like to think it's gotten better since then.
I once worked as a Lifestyle writer at GMA News Online, where I learned that transcribing is somehow both the most relaxing and most tedious part of writing a story, that you will be asked to call an average of 6 different numbers before you reach the actual person you need to speak to, that press conferences almost always start late, and that a professional lifestyle journalist may not earn very much but will certainly never go hungry.