Patricia is a motivational speaker and the author of Girl World: How to Ditch the Drama and Find Your Inner Amazing, a book written specifically for young girls navigating the confusing and often cruel world of tweens and teens. In her debut book, Patricia speaks directly to young girls who are struggling with bullying and gossip that is only magnified by social media and peers. Girl World serves as a guidebook filled with solutions and action steps to help avoid the drama and become your own best friend!
Motivated by her own experiences with bullying as well as the alarming number of suicides in young girls who are being bullied by their peers, Patricia founded the national nonprofit Sister Soldier - Stand Up For Each Other. When Patricia was in seventh grade, she walked into school, just like any other day, only to find that something was off with her "best friends." Overnight, her friends decided, as a group, that they no longer wanted to be friends with Patricia. Not one of them, but all of them. That initial off-day lasted an entire year and soon proved to be one of the most difficult experiences that Patricia went through. Dreading where to sit at lunch, pretending to be sick so she didn't have to go to school and being nervous to answer her phone became every day occurences for her. Patricia started Sister Soldier in an attempt to connect with young girls so that together, they can spread awareness and healing, and ultimately change the way that girls relate to one another.
In 2015, Patricia completed a two-month nationwide tour, hosting assemblies in 26 states around the United States. Patricia graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Communications. She then went on to earn a masters degree in School Psychology from Yeshiva University. She lives in New York City.