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Abby Maldonado
Diversity Programs Specialist, Pinterest
San Francisco, CA
Twitter: @abbymalds

6:00am: Time to get up. I typically wake up between 6:30am and 7:00am, depending on how many times I hit snooze. I recently read that the most productive people don’t check their email first thing in the morning, so I try not to look at mine before I’ve been up for at least an hour. I go to a spin class. I always have more energy throughout the day when I work out in the morning.

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8:00am: Since I live in Palo Alto, outside of San Francisco, I take the Caltrain about 40 minutes up to the city (the reverse commute of a lot of the tech community). I’ve grown to almost look forward to my commute. It’s a great opportunity to get some morning work done without distractions – or to just relax and catch up on some reading or a podcast. I listen to NPR One

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