a few of my favorite things...

3 need-to-know fun facts:

- My red King Charles + Poodle mix
  pup Ember
- Empowering women to be bold!
- Audrey Hepburn
  (Funny Face is one of my favorite
- Nutella + strawberries
- Experiencing new cultures


I started a company, Trades of Hope, when I was just 15 years old that empowers women around the world out of poverty. I believe in the power of sustainable business to end poverty and create equality for women to become leaders!


I was born in the Netherlands and have been traveling the world since I was 2. Traveling has allowed me to have a wide world view and appreciate diversity. (I have a goal to see all the wonders of the world by 30!)


My love for expression has lead me to earn a Bachelors in Journalism/PR and a Masters in Communications for Social Change. I've had writing nationally published and became an accomplished designer, creative director, and marketer.

- Classic literature and theatre
- Iconic + historical fashion
- Ladybugs + lionesses
- My guitar
- British Royalty
  (I have the monarchy from
  King Henry VIII memorized

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