My motto is: “I’m just a girl from the Land of Oranges looking to take a bite out of the Big Apple.” I’m currently a junior at the University of Florida with dreams of making it in the magazine biz some day. But I’ll skip future plans rant and tell you a bit about myself.

I was born and raised in South Florida in a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale called Plantation. I actually love the cold – Gasp! I know, shocking!– but I’m a beach-goer at heart, and I don’t think I could ever stay away from the ocean for too long.

I’m a self-proclaimed foodie, photography junkie and travel enthusiast.

I like to jam out to my tobacco-sunburst Fender stratocaster and play soft melodies on my Yamaha acoustic I’ve had since I was 8 years old. I compose my own music, which I rarely share, but I am slowly starting to come out of my shell in that respect.

Cooking is a major passion of mine, and exotic cuisines are the sweet spot. Fun fact: This year I won a dumpling eating competition against 50 competitors. I consider this to be a life accomplishment.

I am probably taller than most women you know. At 5’11” people expect me to be a basketball star, but I’m not exactly the most, ahem, coordinated. I did row competitively for two years, and I still love recreational volleyball, which I played for three years in high school as the middle offense. That’s about it for my athletic ability, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of activities outdoors. A view from the top of a mountain wouldn’t be worth it without the climb.

I am fully Jewish, and the only thing more life-changing than my four months studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, was my 10-day Birthright trip to Israel.

There’s a reason journalism has the same route as journey. Everyday is a new story, a new lesson, a new adventure. Join me on mine!


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