Kathy is a Cali-born Chicagoan with a strong passion for people and desire to create social change. She's a first-generation college graduate who fell in love with fitness and the world of marketing and at a young age.. She currently works for Nike on the Brand Marketing team (her dream job!) and has been nominated as a Women's Health Magazine Action Hero for the past three years; the Action Hero program is a group of "fitfluencers" that the Women's Health team handpicks each year. She is also the Founder of Brunch X Burn, an organization that puts on fitness events in partnership with boutique fitness studios and restaurants to "sweat for a cause" and raise money for charity. In her spare time, she loves to connect women via an inclusive platform called The Female Connection, which aims to connect women online through content and storytelling and in-person through events. She uses social media and this space as a place to write about the things she's passionate about related to health, fitness, travel, community and female empowerment.