TLDR : Charity is a dynamic creative producer,
marketing maven, published poet, and podcast co-host.
a brief herstory
My multipotentialite career has been a magical succession of right turns.
Key Mile Markers
7th Grade (Late '90s). A poem I write in homeroom is published in my fancy French school's newsletter, which prompts me to take on the unofficial middle school title of “The Writer.”
Continuing Education (2000 - 09). I take AP English classes in high school and continue in college, where I graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and English from the University of Hawai’i. Highlights of my collegiate career include 1) winning a department award for my poetry, 2) receiving seed funding for my mission-driven business plan, and 3) studying/living abroad for the first time - for a semester in Thailand.
Gap Years (2009 - 14). Bitten by the wanderlust bug, I leave my home in the islands to explore the greater world and “find myself” in true millennial fashion. I spend a summer volunteering in the Philippines. I teach English in South Korea. I serve in the Peace Corps in rural Madagascar and AmeriCorps in Newark, New Jersey. I start freelance writing to supplement my stipends.
Arriving (2014 - 17). I move to the Bay Area, where I build a thriving consulting business, offering content writing and digital marketing services to startups and small businesses. I take time to focus on my own writing, self-publishing my first collections of poems and essays.
Home (2017 - present). I learn, after nearly two decades of self-exploration, that I'm a natural connector, facilitator, and entrepreneur. I have really good ideas. I'm really bad at doing life the "normal" way.
In 2018, I launch a podcast with my best friend and business partner. I pursue my dream of getting my MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco. I learn that I will always be a student of life — full of wonder, curiosity, and the hunger for more.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to connecting.