Colleen Schneider is a top-ranked professional MMA fighter. She began pursuing her love of martial arts after earning her physics degree from UC Berkeley. She's been fortunate to travel much of the world competing in MMA. As a lifelong vegetarian, her passion for health also led her to work as a professional chef, creating plant-based meals that are locally sourced and environmentally sustainable.
According to Colleen MMA is not the smartest career choice, it is something you do out of love. That is the secret to live a joyful and fulfilling life: do more of what you love everyday. Listen to your heart and say yes to the dreams that pushes you and challenge you to get out from your comfort zone. Real courage is all about not listening to the doubting voice but to say yes to the dreams we truly desire, even when there may be little or no evidence that it is the “right” thing to do. If your heart says yes and you want to fulfill your goals, then choose it and make it so. Understand that when you make time for yourself and your dreams you can fall in love with your life and your dreams can come true. Take your journey and find your soul.
We are extremely proud of all of you out there who is pushing yourself everyday to try to achieve your dreams. At Role Models, whatever you are in it for, we’re in it together.