In March 2010, I completed a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a new record as the youngest solo ocean rower. This adventure received widespread media coverage in the US and around the world, and resulted in being honored by Glamour Magazine as one of their "Women of the Year", alongside people like Julia Roberts, Cher and Queen Rania of Jordan.
Throughout her row, I wasn’t just seeking to make history. I was also raising
money, for the Blue Planet Network, a San Francisco-based non-profit funding
safe drinking water projects around the world. As interest grew in my journey, donations came flooding in and, at the moment, the total stands at over
I am continuing to raise awareness of the plight of the billions around the world
suffering from a lack of safe drinking water, giving talks to groups and organizations
around the US.
This World Water Day (March 22, 2011) I'll be announcing my next adventure in hopes to spread the message you don’t have to be extraordinary to achieve incredible things and that every drop in the bucket counts.