I grew up in Greendale (a.k.a. "G-dale") and after graduating from UW-Madison this past May, I moved back to "the bubble" to begin job hunting. I was surprised and excited when I was given the chance to write about my own close-knit community. My degrees in English and Gender Studies reflect my passion for reading, writing, and analyzing, as well as my commitment to social justice. I hope to continue to sharpen my skills as a writer and journalist by working as a freelancer for Patch and other publications.