I was born in Aveiro, Portugal and raised in Newark and Livingston, NJ. I’m a former high school English teacher and hold a B.A. from Montclair State University with a concentration in Creative Writing, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching also from MSU and a Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry from Rutgers University – Newark.
After five years in academia (Rutgers University, Harvard University) and four in public education with the Newark Public Schools, my interests in health, fitness, nutrition, yoga, social media marketing, and animal welfare began to overshadow previous job experience and graduate level degree topics.
I’m excited to transition my passions into a career and share everything I’ve learned related to food, fitness, animals, and more!