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WHAT IS YOUR STORY? HOW DID YOU END UP IN MILWAUKEE?

I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin and went to UW Madison for undergrad because I was never going to live in Milwaukee.  I ended up moving to Milwaukee to attend UWM for graduate school and stayed in the city for my postdoctoral fellowship at MCW.  Now, I’ve been here for over 10 years and have no plans to leave. Milwaukee has stolen my heart and become my home!

WHAT KEEPS YOU IN MILWAUKEE/WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT MILWAUKEE?

I think of Milwaukee as Chicago’s cool, little sister.  There’s always a new restaurant to try, a festival to attend, or a new place to explore. It’s finding the hidden gems that I love best!

FAVORITE SPOT IN THE CITY?

My favorite spots in the city are the “secret” patios that open in the summer, such as Café at the Plaza, The Noble, and Tess to name a few.

MILWAUKEE FESTIVAL YOU ARE EAGER TO ATTEND EACH YEAR?

Mittenfest. I love the opportunity to get outside in the winter and escape hibernation while raising money for charity.  

WHAT DREW YOU TO ECHELON?

I was drawn to Echelon because it’s not just another social group; this is an active group of people with vision and drive to truly make a difference in our community.   

WHAT STRUGGLES DO YOU SEE OUR CITY DEALING WITH? WHAT CAN OUR GENERATION DO TO HELP?

Milwaukee has a rich history, but many decisions from the past have negatively influenced the current state.  Our greatest challenging is starting a new chapter to make this city a better place. Our generation can help by being involved and righting some of those wrongs and putting new policies and procedures into place to ensure a brighter future for all.