Born and raised in Northeast Georgia, I was a lucky kid growing up. I lived close to the Chattooga River and was very involved in the Whitewater Rafting Community, despite my apparent girly-girl personality.There, I learned to love the outdoors and the river, which has greatly influenced my life thus far.
I was then blessed to attend the prestigious college preparatory school, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, which taught me (almost) everything I needed to know. Moreover, it taught me to value personal education, to take care of cattle and sheep, and to truly love a well-placed comma. At Rabun Gap, I developed a passion for Environmental Science and for editing and writing, which then influenced my degree in college.
I moved to Emory University for my undergraduate degree, where I majored in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing. At Emory, I began working at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, where I developed a third academic love: library sciences. Now, I hope to pursue a Masters in Library Sciences, so that I might really be one of those “sexy librarians” you hear so much about in bad romance novels.
Aside from aspirations towards bookishness, I am an avid swing dancer; I can often be seen on the dance floor, movin’ and groovin’ to whatever swingin’ rhythm is playing. I am an avid lover of swingouts, swivels, and rock steps, and though I have also dabbled in Argentine Tango and various ballroom dances — none I love as great as Lindy Hop.
So that’s it: outdoor lover, bookish nerd, environmental scientist, grammar queen, and lindy hopper. What can I do for you?