I was born and raised in California, the daughter of integrative health practitioners and pioneers in their field. By the time I could speak, I could tell you where different acupuncture points were and which vitamins and minerals you get from fruits and veg! Health and wellness was always second nature to me.
But when I set off on my own path, I had no intention of doing what my parents did. I studied art and history and desired to be in Europe. With my first taste of Europe at the age of 16, I was hooked. By 21, I had accrued more miles than most do in their lifetime. Since then, I have lived in Provence, Sicily, Norway, the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera and the UK. I love Europe and I love the mix of cultures.
In 2009, I moved from Los Angeles to a small city in Sicily. The following year, I moved north to Italian Riviera and created a blog (culturalcomments.blogspot.com) not only as an outlet for my frustrations of adjusting to life in Italy, but also as a place to share adventures and lessons in food.
In 2015, I received my master's degree in journalism from the University of Sheffield, and joined the UK Political Studies Association (PSA). I went on to work for a magazine in the French Riviera and I volunteered as the media officer for the Italian Politics Specialist Group of the PSA.
But through it all, I kept coming back to my roots--health and wellness. The world is getting sicker and sicker, chemical companies have taken over our food supply, and our bees are dying off in record numbers. I have realised that politics and journalism go hand in hand with these problems. Together, they can inform the public (voters) and the government (lawmakers) on taking action. This is what I would like to focus on, and my goal is to create a platform for this valuable information.
In 2016, I became certified as a Culinary Nutrition Expert and now write about travel, organic foods, healthy recipes and food politics. My new project is The Nourish Report, a site that will feature articles on all of the above.