Yes, it was quite an adventure. I was at a point in my life where freedom and curiosity collided and I boarded a plane on Valentine’s Day to strike out for Wellington, NZ. While there, I decided to pursue a degree in Architecture. I figured if I was striking out for the unknown, why not cultivate my creative side as well! Prior to New Zealand, I resided in Chicago and spent several years working for a large health focused Non-Profit organization. The relationships that I built with patients and caregivers stayed with me and are at the heart of why I accepted this position with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.