My journey has taken me from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Portland and to a number of incredible, magnificent, faraway lands in between. Hood River, Oregon, is the place I call home these days. I share a really lovely little homestead there with my husband, Gavin, and our cat, Rahu.
After earning a Bachelor's degree in video production from the University of San Francisco some time ago, I started working as a documentary filmmaker specializing in food, agriculture, and sustainability. I did that for 9+ years.
The wonderful food stuff happening on the other side of my lens and in my world eventually pulled me in completely. So, I am currently a graduate student at Boston University working towards a MLA in Gastronomy. I am passionate about food and how it connects us to our own identities as well as cultures far from our own experience.
I've had the fantastic pleasure of visiting and falling in love with many beautiful places in the world. I'm half Lebanese and I think about Beirut constantly. I have a long-standing love affair with Argentina, which I also think about constantly.
Tomatoes are my favorite fruit. I've been dancing since I was 8. I'd do almost anything for a plate of fresh Peruvian ceviche. I have nostalgic feelings about Snoop Dogg. I'll order anything on a menu with goat cheese in it. I love the feeling of sea salt in my hair. I'm a dreamer and a lover and not afraid to say so.