Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, I moved to Chicago, Illinois in 2003 for college where my interests in History and Politics continued to blossom.  Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Florida gave me a deep love and understanding for the importance of the natural world.  In Chicago, however, meeting more people from more different backgrounds than I had ever encountered in Florida, my worldview of what makes a person a person also blossomed.  My personal understanding of how the government should behave toward people therefore also changed.

I am not a journalist, a poly sci major, or a public policy expert.  I am just a passionate, concerned citizen who wants to throw my voice into the world in the hope of making it just a little bit better.