I am passionate about the people and things I hold dear. I understand that miscommunication is the biggest obstacle in all levels of interaction. Design, architecture and ecology are of great interest to me. I am constantly trying to get people and processes to work better. I try not to let pride or ego get in the way of daily life. I believe we are all connected but I do not have a religion, despite being raised by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father! I am half Black and Filipino but I am told that I look Native American. Being born in Japan and living/visiting in different states has exposed me to many cultures and has given me a taste for travel and learning.