What do you love most about your work?
I have an opportunity to help millions of women move from a place of feeling insecure to a place of feeling secure, and that’s just the greatest gift imaginable.
Your current Netflix addiction:
There are a few things. I love Downton Abbey, the Americans and the John Adams series, which was incredible.
One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:
Don’t try to be anyone but yourself because it’s not going to work anyways. Even if you seem really weird!
The trend you hope never goes out of style:
Your (real life) hero and why:
Jessica Jackley. She is the founder of Kiva.org. She’s really used Internet technologies to redistribute funds around the world in a way that’s just so unbelievably scalable and impactful. I want to have an impact on the world as profound as hers.
Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:
My culinary obsession is my boyfriend because he’s spent ten years as a chef, even though he’s a professor now. He always makes me the most unbelievable meals. He was trained by Bobby Flay and cooked for many of Bobby’s restaurants over the years. He owned a diner in Philly for seven years after that, so he can really do the full range.
At 9am each day, you are…
I am usually at my boyfriend’s coffee shop, InFusion. I get free coffee and bagels as perks.
Your biggest fashion faux pas or a regrettable style phase:
When I was thirteen, I shaved the whole underside of my head. I don’t think I regret it but it was kind of weird at the time. It was kind of my punk phase.
Charity/charities you support:
There are so many! My whole life has been very involved in social justice in some form, so that’s like asking a fashionista if there’s a particular store she likes. But definitely the ACLU because I used to be their Internet director and still support them.
Your greatest achievement:
The construction of my life right now. I feel like all of my dreams and my reality have merged. It feels like I had to go through everything in my life to have the life I have right now. It feels like I’m living my dream, and I can trace the specific moment from which everything changed.