I am passionate about building bridges between human and animal services, and I am currently leading the design, development, and management of a brand new program to support pet owners experiencing medical emergencies, homelessness, or substance abuse. This program aims to provide a more robust foster system, ensuring that people don't have to surrender their beloved pets during difficult times. In addition to my advisory role, I also provide hands-on care for the animals within the shelter. Being able to make a difference in the lives of both pets and their owners is incredibly rewarding, and I am grateful to be a part of this important work.
As a passionate advocate for youth development, I had the honor of collaborating with the Youth Agricultural Project (YAP) to raise awareness and promote their programs. Through hosting compelling internet and television segments, I helped increase their exposure and engagement with the community. YAP offers at-risk youth invaluable opportunities to cultivate transferable job and life skills by growing, harvesting, and marketing plants and vegetable crops. It's been immensely fulfilling to witness the positive impact of their work firsthand.
In May 2020, I donated my immune system to a stranger in the United States who was struggling with a type of Leukemia, after being matched through the Be the Match registry.
I provided a nurturing home environment and assisted with the transition process for children in state foster care, helping them feel supported and cared for during a difficult time.
I have provided companionship to elderly individuals who lacked support from others, through my work with various organizations.
I am deeply committed to promoting inclusive diversity and serving the underserved. As a firm ally of queer communities, trans, non-binary, Indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, individuals living with disabilities, and those who have experienced gender-based violence or systemic oppression, I firmly believe in the importance of achieving equity, embracing inclusion, and fostering a sense of belonging for all.