I'm a professional storyteller, Chicago-area native, and nature lover. I've always loved writing and earned my B.A. in marketing from Notre Dame and my master's in journalism from Northwestern. I've worked as a freelance contributor for a variety of publications, including the BBC, The Washington Post, and Outside Online. Currently, I'm the Copy Director at a Chicago creative agency, where I work with clients like Samsung, Google, and Hilton. Other things I like: reading, national parks, photographing loved ones, running, backpacks, em dashes, and mornings.