Why a college graduate chooses to stay in Milwaukee.
How long have you lived in Milwaukee and why did you chose to live here?
I moved to Milwaukee 12 years ago to attend the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I decided to stay in this area after I finished my degree because I wanted to be close to friends and family but also because Milwaukee offers so much to do and see. Whether it is a festival, a museum exhibit, dining out or taking in a film, there are endless options for entertainment in our city.
What about Milwaukee makes a place you want to work and play?
We are a big, little city and the people of Milwaukee have so much pride. We have a great sense of community that comes when you live in a smaller city and the people of Milwaukee are so proud to call Milwaukee home, yet we also have all the amenities that make for larger city living. It’s a great blending of both worlds that not a lot of other cities are able to offer.
What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
Narrowing the field to just one event would be impossible. I love so much about our city. My favorite types of events are the summer neighborhood street festivals. Nothing beats Brady Street Festival or Locust Street Festival.
What is one thing you’d like to see Milwaukee do better?
We need to work on lowering our poverty rate. Our city is in the top 10 of most impoverished big cities. That is a really sad statistic. If we can do what is necessary to see to it that that number decreases, I think a lot of the other changes needed to our city will happen organically.
What do you do?
I work at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the Marketing department as a Multi-Media Content Promotion Manager. My role is to act as a liaison between our Newsroom and our Advertising departments. I also am responsible for project managing special projects such as Land the Big Gig® and Top Workplaces. My position is a very exiting one that allows me not only a massive amount of variety in the scope of tasks I perform but also the privilege of working with some of the most talented minds in the business. We are a Pulitzer Prize winning publication and we what we offer to our community is something that I am proud to be a part of.
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