Where do you find your inspiration?

I love looking at the world from the perspective of different cultures through food, literature, movies and music. Whether that means frolicking around Europe, road tripping to track down my favorite bands or baking family recipes with loved ones, you can always find me on a new adventure — near or far. Side shoutout to my cat, Violet, for being a constant source of inspiration (and taking up 95% of my phone storage).

What do you wish people knew about your job?

Unfortunately, there’s a general misconception that advertising is all about manipulation and fear. Good advertising is all about empathy and trust. As a writer and storyteller, it’s my job to help brands authentically connect with the people who support them.

What’s the weirdest thing on your desk, and why do you have it?

I have a name plate that says “Ask me about my cats.” Pretty self-explanatory.