Passionate about: coffee, old buildings, higher education, community development, and all things grammar.
Avoids: weak handshakes, slow walkers, the word "utilize," ignorance, and soft pretzels.
Odds & ends:
I am constantly seeking caffeine nirvana. Although I'm trying to perfect my pourover skills at home, you can find me all over the city trying to find the best cortado.
My cat, Hazel, is the bee's knees.
No matter how much of my life takes place online, I'll always be an undying advocate of snail mail. Give me your address and I'll drop you a card from one of Chicago's talented local artists.
Growing up in Kansas City, I never wanted to go to college in nearby Lawrence, but the Jayhawks will always have my heart come basketball season.
Music is my lifeblood. See what I'm listening to today.
Two of my greatest passions can be found in cities' past (historic preservation) and in their present and future (urban planning). I'm lucky to live in a city that showcases plenty of both.