Born in Switzerland, I enjoy experiencing and understanding different cultures. I later grew up in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, just outside of innovative Silicon Valley in Northern California. In high school, I played three sports year-round (basketball, soccer, and volleyball) while also working hard in the classroom. As an Economics major at Duke University, I also competed as a hard-working walk-on student-athlete on the varsity volleyball team, becoming a 3-year starting setter and letter winner. I am now completing my last year of volleyball eligibility at the University of Southern California earning a Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship.