L. Daniela Alvarez Title: Freelance Writer Education: California State University, Long Beach Location: San Diego, CA L. Daniela Alvarez has been writing about plant care, home organization, cleaning, interior design, lifestyle, and culture since 2018. With more than 70 houseplants, she has also become an expert on plant care and decor.Highlights:Contributor to the New York Times Bestselling "The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person" by Frederick Joseph Experience To make my home the ultimate sanctuary, I invest my money, time researching, and effort on plant care and cleaning. I scour the internet and retailers for the best cleaning products and visit my local nurseries monthly to find new plants. I dedicate much of my free time to maintaining my plants and cleaning my apartment to make it the space I feel most at peace in. Education Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (2017). California State University, Long Beach About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.