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About Salad Days

“Salad days” is an expression referring to a youthful period of enthusiasm and idealism. The phrase was coined in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra in 1606. Modern use of the term, especially in the United States, refers to a person’s heyday – not necessarily in that person’s youth.

This blog traces the life of two young professional women in their heyday. The Salad Days is a forum for issues that are meaningful to us—be it personal, environmental, political, financial, or professional.


Best friends from preschool, Emma and A.Tianna are women in their mid-twenties who are leading their lives on opposite coasts. A.Tianna is currently a Hill staffer in Washington D.C. She holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in International Relations from UC Davis. Emma works in an architecture firm in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture. Between the two, they have lived in and traveled to over 35 countries. Both are California natives.


A.Tianna and Emma dancing during Summer Solstice in their hometown of Santa Barbara, CA.


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