Growing up, I didn’t have the opportunity to experience a lot in life since I was raised by my immigrant single mother (who spoke little to no English), and all she knew how to do was survive. Her main goal at that point in my life was to help me get into a good college so that I could be exposed to things she wasn’t able to expose me to herself. Because of my mom (and her Tiger mom ways), I was able to attend and graduate from UCLA in 2007 (Go Bruins!!). I am ever so grateful for all the sacrifices my mom has made to get me where I am today, and now as an adult, am fully able to embrace all the wonders that life has to offer.

For the past 10 years, I have been working in the digital advertising industry. I’ve worked at numerous world renown ad agencies on the media buying/planning side, and am currently a Sales Director at Imgur (one of the most amazing and inspiring companies I’ve ever worked for). When I’m not working, my passion in life is to experience anything and everything that it has to offer—whether it’s food, time with family, home décor, nail art, fashion, new hobbies (scrapbooking, learning calligraphy, DIY projects), Disneyland—you name it! My husband and I are also expecting a new baby boy to join our family in the next few weeks! My goal is to hopefully inspire other like-minded folks to try out new things, learn new skills, and experience all that life has to offer! #YOLO

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