Hometown: Chicago, IL
Birthday: December 18
I come from the far away shores of Chicago, IL. When I was 12-years-old I told my mother I was going to be a journalist. Well, it happened and that's how I landed here in Greendale with the best job ever.
While studying journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, I freelanced for a local Milwaukee magazine called Aqui Milwaukee. After graduating I interned at the Yakima Herald-Republic in Washington State covering a variety of issues.
I absolutely love to shop and have a long-time love affair with shoes. I own 75 pairs as of 2012. Greendale is a perfect place for me to be. Southridge Mall and the downtown village stores have certainly kept me occupied during my spare time.
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I tend to vote for the candidate and not for a particular party. I'd like to think of myself bipartisan.
I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools. I will say that Theology courses were some of my favorite because I loved learning about other religions.
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So far I learned that the historic downtown village and Southridge Mall means a lot to the Greendale community. Also, the highly-ranked school district is what makes people want move into Greendale.