Our series of random questions that dig a little deeper into the minds of the people holding the mic.

What is your favorite virtue? 


What is your favorite vice? 


What phrase do you find yourself repeating all too often? 

Right now: “Good job!!!” to my 11 week-old daughter.

Biggest pet peeve?  

People not using their turn signal.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

Do your homework.

Who or what inspires you? 

Right now: people in San Diego who showed up at the Women’s March, Science March and Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil. Seeing people out on the street in what is not known as a super “activist” city was super inspiring.

What defines genius? 

Simple solution to a complex problem.

Most memorable experience from your travels? 

Being in a grocery store in Ruhiira, Uganda and finding mostly packaged foods, sugary drinks and white flour cookies to eat (just like one would in many US food stores).

What’s the one thing you would want people to know about sustainable food systems? 

The simple, genius idea is that the same, “sustainable” food system that is good for eaters, is better for the planet and for all people who work in the food chain.

Favorite place in San Diego? 

Liberty Station - where I live.  It’s walkable urban development surrounded by parks and water - with great food and fitness options.