ABOUT ME

I am originally from New Jersey in the US, but I’ve been an expat all my adult life. I’ve lived in Ireland, Thailand, Singapore, and now I have been in Dubai for two years, currently living in and loving Jumeirah 3. I’m here with my British husband, Dan, our wild 10-month old daughter, and another baby girl coming next month! I also have two amazing stepkids who are living in Melbourne. In the states I studied science and technology, especially chemistry, and have pivoted from entrepreneurship and teaching towards research and science communications. I’m so excited to say that I’m newly part of the British Mums team! I’ll be writing a bit and also an admin of our new baby subgroups.

WHERE IS HOME?

I think home for me will always be the Jersey Shore but Singapore and Cork hold very special places in my heart. My husband is originally from Manchester but moved to London as a teen, where my in-laws now live, so home in the UK is probably Bexleyheath.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 

A teacher! But I didn’t know then there were plenty of other careers where women were allowed to be bossy.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?

My daughter loves Green Planet! She also loves any pool, so being in my third trimester now I’d say my favourite thing has got to be the pool. Win win.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?

We live near Kite Beach and Ripe Market, so most of our weekends are spent between those two places, plus whatever restaurant we are in the mood for from Viya.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Forest Gump. Oh wait, gosh, that’s a very American answer isn’t it? Ummm, I also love Black Swan and anything with Sacha Baron Cohen.

IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Breakfast pizza. It’s a Jersey thing, using pizza crust like a quiche base. That and gummy dinosaurs from Natural Confection Company. And lemonade. Not your bubbly lemonade, my lemony lemonade. Yum yum yum. Can you tell I’m pregnant?

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

It has ALMOST always been Leonardo DiCaprio. Dad bod and all. When I was a toddler it was Ricky Martin, absolutely obsessively. Aren’t him and his husband beautiful toget

WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?

I actually run a travel company and app and I am so blessed to have been able to travel most of Europe and Asia already. Covid and politics have spoiled my big travel plans in this region, including my dreams of an Iranian honeymoon, but once things open up, Turkey and Morocco are top of my list. I also hope to one day live in The Netherlands and Chile.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Cheese. Spending way too much money on upcycling projects. Love Island. Shisha. Sun tanning. The way Scousers say “darling”.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Being able to breathe under water!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?

The weather most of the year, the beaches, and that there is always something to do.