Willing to Wander

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CAN WE REWRITE THE STORY OF OUR EVOLUTION?In this episode, I'm joined with Dr. Sam Sternberg, a lead CRISPR expert and the head of his own lab at Columbia University, where he and his team just made a major breakthrough discovery in the hot top
This episode is a little different than the rest. I'm joined with not just one guest but a multitude of very special ones- the students who demonstrated the power of their voice at yesterday's (March 15) Youth Climate Strike in New York City. T
Welcome back to another episode of Willing to Wander! In this episode, I'm super excited to be joined with Wen-Jay Ying, the founder of Local Roots NYC. Local Roots is an alternative CSA model, that provides city dwellers with fresh produce fro
Hi guys- I'm back after a little break backpacking in Japan and ready to bring more inspiring stories to you this new year!In this episode, I'm very excited to be joined by David Chait, the CEO and Founder of Travefy. After jumping at the chanc
This episode is a little different than the rest. Instead of sharing the story of an inspiring individual, I realized that it was time that I properly introduced myself to you guys and to share with you my inspirations and motivations for the p
In this episode, I'm joined with Alfonso Cobo, the founder and CEO of Unfold and also one of Forbes' newly named 30 under 30. Originally from a small town in Spain, Alfonso struggled in its traditional education system and dropped out after onl
In this episode, I'm joined with Aki Hirata Baker, the co-founder of MINKA Brooklyn, a spiritual healing center in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Japan, Aki endeavored to find her inner voice and truest version of herself in a rigid society that
In this episode, I'm joined with fellow podcaster, Madelaine of Ladies on Ludlow. Originally from Germany, Madelaine moved to NYC after graduating from university, with the dream of joining the esteemed fashion world of the city. After working
In this episode, I'm joined with Linda Treska, the founder and CEO of Pinch of Colour- the world's first waterless beauty brand. Growing up as a child in Albania, Linda and her family faced water scarcity, sometimes not knowing if they would ha
In this episode, I'm joined by Rena Anakwe, a DJ, a visual sound art producer, an actress, and the undefeated reigning Golden Gloves champion of the women's light welterweight division. It's safe to say that Rena has done A LOT, but the thing t
In this episode, I speak with Chef Kfir of RDV, an upscale French-inspired bistro with an Israeli twist to pay homage to Chef's roots. During lunch's prep time, Chef Kfir describes how his love of nature as a child transformed into his fascinat
In this episode, I'm joined by one of fashion's top models and one of my first friends that I made in NYC, my best friend Olivia Anakwe. We talk about how the modeling industry allowed her to gain a stronger sense of confidence in herself by en
In this episode, I'm joined by my good friend MartÍn Plascencia. Now established in NYC as an educator for the haircare brand Moroccan Oil, MartÍn discusses how his understanding of his family's history rooted him in his own identity and has s
In this episode, I speak with Anita Weinburg about her chilling childhood during the Holocaust in Warsaw, Poland. In order to evade the Nazis' persecution, Anita pretended to be an orphan to hide her Jewish background and to seek safety in a Ca
In this episode, my friend Sophie and I traveled to Agur Winery in the Judean Hills of Israel. There, we spoke with Shuki Yashuv, the winemaker, about his perceptions of what it means to be Jewish and how these views expand past religion furthe
In this episode, I speak with Ella Levy, a fashion designer, about her distinct independence and drive which was influenced by her untraditional upbringing in an Israeli Kibbutz coupled with her time spent traveling abroad after serving in the
Last week, I travelled to Costa Rica and had the opportunity to stay at the Celeste Mountain Lodge, located near the Tenorio National Park. There, I was met by its passionate owner Joel Marchal, and in this episode, we discuss how his past trav
In this episode, I talk with my good friend, Sophie Jones, a model, about how her first experience living abroad in Paris at 16 went on to shape her outlook on life and how she continues to interact with people on a day to day basis.
In the second episode, I chat with my good friend and roommate Ashley about her pivotal moment of packing up and moving to Buenos Aires, Argentina without speaking any Spanish. We discuss what inspired this leap of faith and how it ultimately i
On the first episode, I'm joined by my mom. She shares her traumatic story of how her and her family escaped the Communists in Vietnam with only minimal belongings and how she went from living in a tent for almost two years to now being a succe
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