I wish I could tell you that I did all my writing from that pier. And that I looked that happy – and tan – all the time. And that this photo was snapped after I reeled in a 50-inch musky.
Unfortunately, journalistic integrity and my current inability to afford a lake house in Northern Wisconsin prevent me from telling that fish tale.
This is the every-day me. A little more polished, a little less stinky. I’m a magazine editor living and working in Chicago. I’ve written for B2B publications including Workforce, Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer and Diversity Executive as well consumer facing publications such as Nashville Lifestyles.
I’m a Chicagoland native who ventured south to Nashville, Tenn. to attend Vanderbilt University. Amid a beautiful arboretum, I double majored in English-Literary Studies and Medicine, Health and Society. Vanderbilt instilled in me a curiosity about the sciences and a talent for expressing myself on paper. Northwestern University taught me how to turn that into a career. A year spent in an intensive graduate program at the Medill School taught me reporting skills geared towards the health and science sector as well as the long-form writing and editing skills needed to break into the magazine world.
And that’s where I am today. While the daily grind keeps me behind a desk 50 weeks out of the year, I grab every chance I can to explore my city and the great outdoors. So whether it’s venturing north to the Boundary Waters in search of moose, walking through a new farmers market to get the perfect tomatoes for soup or sharing my thoughts on the latest rulings on the Affordable Care Act, I hope to share all those passions here. And I hope you enjoy!