1. When did you start playing poker and why?
I started playing poker during my first year of university when I was about 18. Some friends introduced me to the game one night, and I was instantly hooked. I played for at least 10 hours that first time, and I just became obsessed with the game. I found poker so interesting, and still do to this day.
2. Where is your favorite place to play?
I love playing in Vegas. There are so many different rooms to choose from, and so many things to do when I want a break from the tables! There is always a new restaurant to try, shopping is good, and I seem to always have a handful of friends near by.
3. If you could play heads up with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?
I’m not sure it if it matters who so much to me, but when I saw this question, I just thought about how amazing it would feel to play heads up in a massive tournament like the WSOP Main Event. That is the heads up match I would like to play! I really can’t think of a particular player who I would like to play with.
4. What do you do when you are not playing poker?
When I’m not playing poker, I’m usually at a spa, a restaurant, a gym, or doing research and learning about health and nutrition. Nutrition especially is a big passion of mine, and certainly a field I see myself pursuing in the future. I love learning about the latest research on health in general and that, much like poker, is something I could never imagine getting boring or feeling like work.
5. How often do you play poker?
I used to play many hours of poker a day online. In the past year or two, I have moved to mainly live poker and currently, I am hitting many of the tournament circuit events put on by WPT, WSOP, etc. So, it really all depends. I have some weeks where I’m playing 12 hours a day for one week straight, and sometimes, as low as 20 hours a week.
6. What is your most prized possession?
I really can’t think of any particular possession. I’m just not a very materialistic person. I truly believe that the things that matter most to me in life are the memories and experiences I have had, and my family, friends, and pets.
7. What is the craziest thing anyone has ever said to you at the poker table?
Haha. That is tough to answer. There is often a lot of crazy talk at the poker table. Recently someone told me about how he hacked into all his ex girlfriend’s Facebook accounts. That is the first thing that came to my mind.
8. What is your most memorable moment playing poker?
Definitely when I final tabled and won the WSOP 2013 Ladies Event. I had never been on a big final table before, and I had a large group of friends there cheering me on, as well as family and friends watching on the stream.
9. What are your future career goals?
I don’t have too many clear future goals at the moment, I would say that I’m in the process of figuring it all out. I definitely see myself in poker, real estate, and the nutrition and health field. Whatever it is, my goal is to always be financially independent and autonomous. For now, my main focus is poker, as I hope that it will be able to provide resources to have more options in the other fields.
10. What’s the top 3 things on your bucket list?
Hmmm. It’s hard to pick 3, but the first things that came to my mind are: have kids, take dance lessons (and compete in some way), and see the Northern Lights.
11. What would be your advice to women who are just getting involved in poker?
Don’t take things too seriously, but try to study the game and always think about the decisions you make and why you are making them. Connect with other players and have a support team. Stick up for yourself at the table, and have fun!
12. What is your favorite meal and where can we find it?
Christmas dinner with family.
13. What is your favorite past Ttme?
Spending time with loved ones, preferable in nature, and with coffee.
14. Most embarassing moment?
Nothing comes to mind. I have lots of moments where I do or say stupid things, but try to remember that I am human and not be too hard on myself.
15. What can a man do to make you smile at the table?
Give me chips :).