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Trailblazers: Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Natalie Katz

My interest in nutrition really took off when I was in college at UC Davis as a clinical nutrition major. At that time, I had no idea what it truly meant to be a registered dietitian and the various career opportunities that were possible. Read more>>

Jordan Drankoski

I’m originally from New York and lived there up until I graduated college from NYU in 2011. A week afterwards, I drove to Los Angeles to become a professional dancer doing jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and even some ballroom. Read more>>

Maggie Flood

My personal and professional stories are really one in the same. After suffering with unexplained pelvic pain for years, I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010. Endometriosis is a condition that affects more than 1 in 10 women worldwide. Read more>>

Sarah Leonard

I started my career life at a coffee shop. I worked my way up to a manager and really fell in love with the life of a barista. I went on to graduate college and get a “real job”. I loved it but there was still something missing. Read more>>

Rachel McKinney

I started Branch Out Market when a group of card-markers in South Africa asked if I would sell their handmade pressed flower cards in America. I thought it was crazy at the time, but the question stuck with me. I was living in South Africa working for local nonprofits and absolutely fell in love with the country. Read more>>

Darbi Roberts

After finding out I was pregnant earlier this year with our baby Harper, I decided it would be the perfect time to launch my YouTube channel and blog. I started both to share my journey through pregnancy and motherhood but also to share my other interests like fashion and beauty. Read more>>

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