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After spending 3 years pursuing endless Anatomy & Nutrition courses I finally achieved getting a seat in the Radiography program at County College of Morris. Shortly after I transferred to Otis College of Art & Design and I started pursuing things in the realm of thoughtful and ethical living, or that’s what I call it. I found a different, more creative and loving way to help people.

I always wanted to be in the realm of health and wellness, I grew up having a very holistic upbringing and it’s a big part of me. I decided to go about it from a different standpoint, a more creative one. Being in the medical field is challenging in a lot of ways I would take home a lot of that struggle with me. I’m a very empathetic person, and I think it takes a special kind of person to work in a hospital and care for people in such a way. Personally, I don’t really resonate with Western medicine.

During my time at Otis, I focused on sustainability, better packaging for the environment, cruelty free shoes, and I wrote my first book. Rabbit Food was a major stepping stone in my journey, ultimately birthing my personal brand Mello. Utilizing my platform on social media and the knowledge I gained from business classes at Loyola Marymount University, I launched a Kickstarter to raise funds to independently publish my first book. The idea was that the Kickstarter would reveal whether or not there was a place in “the market” for my product—and if so I would proceed with printing. I exceeded my goal by $1,000 and started on the journey of independent publishing.

I now have 2 books, Rabbit Food & The Mello Cookbook.

Upon graduating school I promised myself to dedicate a year to my books and building my personal business. My vision was to give the project 110% to see if I could cultivate something bigger. Over the last 2 years I have created a network of clients from all over the world and I have broadened my skills and knowledge immensely. I have gained the ability to work independently and my persistence and ambition has given me the ability to be self sufficient, independent and self motivating.

In the last year in order to increase my network and my hustle I have become an RYT200 certified yoga instructor and joined the team at Lifetime Athletic—thus giving me a platform to extend my reach in the health and wellness community and help people mentally and spiritually. Teaching yoga challenges me mentally and encourages me to think critically and push myself out of my comfort zone. I believe that if it challenges you or scares you, it is FOR you and will help you grow as a person not just mentally but emotionally too.

I am a Dynamic Designer here to un-fuck the world. My curiosity and drive leading me to develop a unique set of skills, ranging from Product Design, to culinary and branding.

I am here to feed your soul. To create, support, love and thrive—and I encourage others to do the same through a variety of expressive channels.

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