Bonnie was born and raised in Southern California. She is the daughter of both a Palestinian father and a Mayflower descendant mother, which made Bonnie’s love for the world ever so strong. She is most commonly known as “Aunt Bonnie” to kiddos around the world and delights in all things “Auntie.” Bonnie attended Brigham Young University prior to serving her mission in Kentucky. After her mission she went straight to work, she has loved working with start-ups in the food industry and has spent her career watching brands like Jamba Juice, Pinkberry, and Costa Vida take off. Bonnie’s career has given her the opportunity to live in some of the greatest cities of America. She has called San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York, Austin, and Boston, home. Somehow she always makes it back to the Wasatch Front where she is happy to enjoy the beauty of each season. Bonnie enjoys traveling and can best describe her next destination by searching for something new; new destinations are always more exciting. She has a love for people and cultures and thrives on immersing in the cultures and traditions of places she visits. Her travels have proven to be a great source of learning and faith building and she often speaks to youth groups and women groups about those experiences. She loves the gospel and is grounded in knowing she is a daughter of God.