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Trailblazers: La Jolla & UTC

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 La Jolla & UTC that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Michelle Frost AIFD CFD

When I was in my early twenties I was a young mother of three, going through a divorce. I used to walk across the street to this flower shop in Fullerton and look at all of the beautiful displays. Read more>>

Karen Phelps Moyer

At 53, I decided I’d take what I do best and launch my personal brand, Good Morning Gorgeous! I’m over the moon excited for the possibilities. Every day will bring something new while dreaming and re-imagining. Read more>>

Mj Gonzalez

I’ve always had a love for animals when I was a kid and wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. But I was told to find a different type of career instead and so when I grew up, I worked in corporate for many years. Read more>>

Alayna Gocke

I grew up in Folsom, California close to a lot of my family. I started competitive swimming when I was six years old. By age nine, I started swimming for Sierra Marlins Swim Club. Read more>>

Libby Edwards

I became interested in photography in middle school, I didn’t have a camera, but my friend did, and on the weekends we would create little photoshoots, usually trying to play around with clothes and makeup. Read more>>

Shauna Hancock

I loved playing house and teacher and planning my future out. I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher and envisioned my life as an adult but little do we realize as children that life rarely goes as planned. Read more>>

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