I'm a long-ago DC transplant from California, a mama bear to all kids (not just my own), and a staunch advocate. I'm a fan of equity, justice, honesty, kindness, good people who do good things, and public schools. I love animals, learning new things, travel, languages and cultures, and sites and objects from antiquity. I've been a DCFYI mentor for a couple of years, shuttle kids to DCFYI events, and help in whatever ways that are needed. It's been a great honor to have my time and presence well-received by the most discerning population - teenagers. It's incredibly rewarding to connect with the kiddos and be a person who they know they can trust. Being a constant in someone's life is a privilege, and I'm thankful for the opportunity for that through DCFYI.