By Teresa Clemmer
The trajectory of my life has always been more of a zigzag than a straight line.
I spent my early years living in San Diego, Miami, Tokyo, and Northern Virginia. My teenage years were mostly in San Diego with my mom, but my sister and I took extended side trips to Jamaica, Venezuela, and Ecuador to spend time with our dad. Then I went to college at Princeton in New Jersey, completed a year-long public interest fellowship in the San Francisco area, spent a second year in the Florida Keys, went to law school at Georgetown in Washington, DC, and then moved back to San Francisco cutting my teeth there as a young lawyer.