Born and raised in Boulder and recently graduated from New Vista High school. I am an ignited, emerging young adult, who has developed a strong sense of self. My passion for self-expression shaped how I show up within the world and showed me how my soulful love for what I do is a deep date with destiny. Within my practice and devotion towards dance, songwriting, embodiment, leadership, community, and myself, I’ve deeply grown as a unique individual by consistently showing up for the experiences in my life. This year my achievements as a leader have held creating and facilitating a weekly self-love group for the students aged 13-18 at New Vista high school, co-teaching classes with the Natural Highs program at local schools., representing the Boulder Valley School district with five others students to attend the Colorado Association of School Board's (CASB) Student Leadership Conference where I was selected to speak on a panel in front of 800 people regarding visions for the future. Winning a city award for being one of Boulder’s outstanding youth in service in the community and having an article highlighting my successes in the Daily Camera’s student spotlight. Completing the Surfing The Creative International Youth Leadership Rites of Passage Process and the Ground of Being foundational training with Golden Bridge. I have actively redefined the story given to me by turning my wounds into gifts for the world.
Growing up under-resourced, at a young age I didn’t have the opportunity to be reflected the importance of healthy relationships, body awareness and self love. Within what felt like a lack of opportunities, I strived to find other ways to feel ignited and seen by the world. In my early teenage years, I was living the impact of this through self-hatred, addiction and very unsustainable ways of relating to the world. There was a powerful little girl within me that grew up too fast and hadn’t found a place to truly be home in. My entire world shifted when I was introduced to the Natural Highs community at age 14 in my first year of high school. I was introduced to safety, validation, regulation and leadership within a group of people for the first time in my life. The mirror this community held, showed me that which I did not have the opportunity to see before: Hope to create change. Throughout the past couple years I’ve been showing up for myself in the most radical way with the support of my communities. Through Golden Bridge’s rites of passage program,Surfing The Creative, one on one mentoring, and events held throughout the year by this community, I found my call to action, activism, strength and gifts within embodiment. I found my calling to be a deeper student to this work and to be of service to our global family. Where I am striving to go is deeply aligned with my commitment to myself, willingness to learn, passion to be of service and devotion to transform as I emerge into my life ever more fully. I am currently a student in the LEAPNOW program and will be studying in South India, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.