“Do what you are most passionate about and follow your heart.”
“Facebook has been an incredible tool for raising awareness. My iPhone and MacBook are indispensable for posting pictures and updates.”
“I have to be as practical as possible when rescuing. I live in tank tops (Alexander Wang is a favorite), cut-off denim shorts, and combat boots (I’m dreaming about the Olivier Theyskens for Theory combat boots). I always wear a hat to combat sunburn — usually bought in Puerto Rico.”
What skill or habit do you think is vital for success?
"I take huge inspiration from my boxing career. I get hit and I keep on coming. I block it and unlock it. Sometimes I need to take a knee. I know that my rescue mission in Puerto Rico is the equivalent of a 15-round fight, and I am only on the first round. However, I know I have the stamina and determination to win the title."
What moments on the job do you find most rewarding?
“Any day we rescue a dog is a good day. Winning the trust of an abused dog is
incredible, and sometimes it can take months. When they finally allow you to touch them
and you see the relief on their faces when you caress with a loving hand, it’s priceless,
and always keeps me going back for the next one.”
Photographed by Sunny Shokrae