Arabella Santiago

I've got a city girl's curiosity and an island girl's soul. I was born in the Philippines and raised on the East Coast. I've lived in NYC, LA, Chicago and Miami, but moving to San Francisco changed my life.

I started my career as a newspaper reporter, and ever since then, I've never stopped sharing people's stories. I've successfully started my own company, and successfully failed. I will try again one day. Meanwhile, I am lucky to be part of the super talented team at about.me where I'm leading vertical marketing initiatives.

I am an admirer and gatherer of inspired women. I co-founded SIPWomen, a group bringing together wine + inspiration. The only time I like to be left alone is when I'm cooking. When faced with adversity, I say, #makeithappen. I believe that challenges are parameters within which you are forced to become more resourceful and creative. I welcome opportunities that help people savor the best things in life.

Photo by Alfred Castino