- A native of Cebu City, Philippines, who moved to the U.S. when I was 3 years old. My heritage is Chinese, Spanish, Filipino and Greek.
- Married to a wonderful partner, my husband, Shawn Gross. We have a 17-year-old, Zoe, and my 19-year-old niece, Madison, also lives with us
- An avid runner who has completed nine marathons in Anchorage, Chicago, Atlanta, Disney World, Marine Corps in Washington, D.C., and London, among others
- One who enjoys traveling to countries off the beaten path – Iceland, the Galápagos Islands, Machu Picchu, and Tanzania, where I did volunteer teaching
- A Latin and Greek major who studied ancient archeology on a Fulbright scholarship in Rome, Italy; I taught high school Latin before attending law school
- On the advisory board of the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network, which provides pro bono legal assistance to immigrant victims of violence and human trafficking
- A pet lover! Our family has dogs, cats, fish, and four new chicks that we are raising as pets (and for fresh eggs).
- The oldest of five children – one sister and three brothers
- A former news and features editor and reporter for The Red & Black, the University of Georgia student newspaper
- Missing Orangetheory, my main pastime before shelter at home. Now, I've learned to enjoy long family walks, picnics, board games and cooking together.
This profile appeared in the May 2020 edition of I Am Barnes & Thornburg.