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I grew up in the wheat fields of Haven, Kansas (population 1,200), where I was a Brownie, then a Girl Scout, then went on to become the student body president, a champion debater, a just-average athlete, and an all-around typical Midwestern kid.
Now I live, love, and play in Brooklyn, the place where I learned to call pop “soda” and tennis shoes “sneakers”.
I have an undergraduate degree in Journalism is from the University of Kansas and a masters degree in Journalism/Digital Media from Columbia University.
I’ve worked at The United States Olympic Committee, ESPN, and currently I’m a writer at Bloomberg LP. I’ve also worked at an Amish restaurant (bad tips, worse outfits), a gas station, the Super Target Bakery, Starbucks (fired), and an ice cream shop (paid in ice cream) – in that order. My dream job is to be a librarian in a small town and drink coffee all day while reading books to quiet, polite, well-behaved kids who hang on to my every word.
I like to write and produce videos, films, photo shoots, and anything else I can think up with a crew of skilled friends who are infinitely more talented than me. Sometimes for money, sometimes for fun.
I love my mom, basketball, politics, hip hop, the evening news, bookstores, champagne, and being creative. I can balance anything on my head and shoot a decent free throw percentage…and I cannot do simple math like multiply fractions or make a good omelet.