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For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to tell stories. As a kid I’d choose reading books over playing outside. In high school I joined the school paper and really came to enjoy telling the stories of others rather than creating my own (although my stories at the time were limited to very bad Harry Potter fan fiction).
I have a degree in journalism graphics from Ball State University (the Harvard of Muncie, Ind. according to our most famous alum, David Letterman). In my time at Ball State, my passion for storytelling evolved. I learned that people could not only be moved by stories, but by striking photography and beautiful typography. I bounced around the journalism department, working in student media and an app development studio where some of our clients were the Indianapolis Children's Museum and Ball State Athletics. Before my senior year, I interned with the Sports Illustrated creative services team in New York City. Those experiences taught me to tell stories through creative problem solving and purposeful interactions across different platforms.
After graduation, I worked as a local news page designer in my small hometown of Whiting, IN and an art director in Chicago. During this time I took that passion for tweeting and instagramming and combined it with my design and storytelling abilities to expand my skills. This side hustle helped me realize that my passion, like much of my generation, was social media. I've been working in content creation, planning and social media management ever since.
I’m now based in Chicago, IL - the city that’s been in my backyard for my entire life. I live in tiny studio apartment a few blocks north of Wrigley Field, much to my dad’s dismay. I’m still a tried and true White Sox fan, even though my favorite spot to work in the city is at the Starbucks right by the ballpark. When I’m not furiously tweeting about pierogi or getting that perfect iced coffee insta, you can find me doing one (or all) of these things:
Watching You’ve Got Mail for the zillionth time
Excessively eating chicken nuggets
Polkaing in parades
Perpetually waiting for my Hogwarts letter and One Direction to end their hiatus