Lila K.

Orange County

Born and raised in California, I've lived all over the southern half of this Golden State: from Ventura County to Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, and finally, back in the OC where I belong!

I'm a Ph.D. student in political science who's passionate about minority politics and identity--specifically, I'm interested in how a person's identity influences their political participation. But...I dream of writing something that "normal" people will read and I'm committed to breaking the sterotypes of what an academic should be.

I'm a person who seeks balance throughout my life, and the slightest hint that things are out of whack sends me on a mission to set things right again. I love yoga, traveling (minus the flying), exotic foods, good wine and coffee, and people who make me laugh.

I'm a true believer that life is what you make of it. I believe that fate/a higher power/mother nature, whatever you want to call it, is responsible for putting opportunities in your path--in the end though, it's up to you to make it happen.

  • Education
    • University of California, Irvine