When you’re thinking about yourself and your career and the highs and lows, and future possibilities, it can be overwhelming. I have long felt that volunteer work helps quiet the noise of our own lives, and makes us feel connected to the greater world around us.

In 2011, I founded Reading Opens Minds – somewhat by accident – out of a desire to get more books in hands and to be able to talk with folks from diverse and/or underserved backgrounds about the stories inside the books and those inside each of us.

Since then ROM has given out over 7,500 books and has held hundreds of meetings all over LA in public schools, centers and jails. Check out the site to find out more.


2012-05-09 16.45.00 copy


We love The Book Truck!

One of our favorite partners in literacy and social change, The Book Truck is especially for underserved teens.




We love POPS – Pain of the Prison System

POPS the club provides a space for high school students struggling with the Pain of the Prison System. They offer a place to come together to share our stories and to hear the stories of others.




We love Pachamama Alliance

Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.