She works with Habitat Young Professionals and loves the city's unpretentiousness.
How long have you lived in Milwaukee and why did you choose to live here?
I have lived in Milwaukee for about seven years. I moved to Milwaukee from the Chicago suburbs to attend Marquette University and never left. I choose to stay because Milwaukee is the perfect sized city for me, I can live close to the lake in a great neighborhood and, most importantly, I have met some amazing people that make living here worthwhile.
What about Milwaukee makes it a place that you want to work, live, and play?
To me, Milwaukee is the perfect mix of a city that has a lot going on, but doesn’t take itself too seriously. The lakefront is gorgeous; there are tons of great neighborhoods, restaurants, and of course, people.
What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
I love going to the farmers’ market at South Shore Park in Bay View on Saturday mornings in the summer.
I would like to see Milwaukee not top the lists for the most racially segregated cities in the nation.
What do you do?
Last summer, I finished up serving as an AmeriCorps member for two years doing new construction with Milwaukee Habitat. Now, I work in the volunteer department at Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. One of the best parts of my job is working with HYP (Habitat Young Professionals) and seeing how many YPs really do care about Habitat’s mission and Milwaukee!
Sep 22nd, 2014 by Newaukee
"I absolutely love living in Milwaukee now!"
Sep 2nd, 2014 by Newaukee
"In other cities I feel far safer walking and biking, vis-a-vis cars, especially with my young son."
Aug 11th, 2014 by Newaukee
I’m Milwaukee’s bike share program!
Aug 4th, 2014 by Newaukee
"Milwaukee turned out to be the perfect fit for me – the right size, right energy level and, most importantly, ready access to fried cheese."
Jul 7th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I recently visited San Francisco and Oakland and would love to see Milwaukee integrate technology into its infrastructure."
Jun 30th, 2014 by Newaukee
"I like going to brunch in the Third Ward. You can practically taste the creativity in the air."