In 2017, I graduated with a degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. From there, I went on a leadership journey. Graduating from Leadership Santa Maria Valley in 2018, the United Fresh Produce Industry (now, International Fresh Produce Association) Leadership Program (Class 24) in 2019, and gaining my master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University (now University of Massachusetts Global) in 2021.

I joke that I am on a mission to better myself to better the world, but I’m not really kidding. I believe positions of leadership aren’t just restricted to business and professional settings. Leadership is about influence, and we all. have. influence.

I live in a relatively rural and small community on the Central Coast of California. I’ve been told that my mindset and aspirations should take me to the big city, but I prefer cowboy boots to high heels, farm roads to city streets, and the PBR to the NBA.

As far back as I can remember, I have had the dream of becoming a writer, but I’ve never been good at sharing my writing with the world. One of my professors at ASU, Dan Gillmor, said that we shouldn’t just be passive consumers of media, but we should be active creators of it as well. Thus, lacylitten.com was born.

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Updated 11/19/2023