Tell us about yourself. I am from all over the place as I moved around a ton growing up! Born in Delaware, moved to Michigan when I was 5, then to Pennsylvania when I was 11, spent a year there.  You would think that would be enough moving around as a child but no, I then moved to SWITZERLAND for 4 years and finally we moved back to PA when I was in high school.  I finished up high school and went to Penn State for college, I graduated with a BS in psychology in 2002. I moved to NJ in 2005 and have been in Hoboken since 2007. I have worked for Pharmaceutical companies since I graduated, but at the moment I am working for a contract research organization (CRO) doing study start up for Pharmaceutical companies.

How did you find WiO and what motivates you to get to the studio? I found WiO through fellow WIOer, Alexis Walling.  The first class I took was Zumba Love with Kelly and I was hooked! I feel better when I exercise, I like the way it makes me look and feel. Plus, I like the group classes and getting to talk and connect to the other WiOers. Since, I work from home 3 days a week its nice to get out of the house at the end of the day!

What are your favorite places to have a good time in Hoboken? On the weekends my friends and I go to O’NealsHudson Tavern and Trinity. The bars are just as spread out as we are!

There are a ton of little boutique shops in Hoboken, what are your favorite ones to treat yourself to a new outfit? To be honest, I don’t do a lot of shopping in Hoboken.  That’s kind of my mom and I’s “thing”. I do most of my shopping with her when I go back for visits. And since I am home most of the time, I more or less live in yoga pants!!

Motto you live by/ any advice you have for fellow Working Gals.  My motto is "Let it be" there is so much in life that we can't control so there is no sense in worrying about. So, my advice to other WiO Working Gals is getting upset over a setback for more then 15 minutes doesn't do us any good. So, pull it together, get over it or find a way around it! Then go to the studio and get a great work out in!!
 

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