Writer. Wife. Mom of two little girls. Amateur marathoner and triathlete. Slow but avid reader. Competent cook as long as no one is watching. Enthusiastic but really terrible crafter. Former public policy researcher/analyst. Most recently, I worked for Wisconsin Policy Forum, where I led the research on a comparative analysis of municipal funding structures across states. I hold bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English (Creative Nonfiction concentration), as well as a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I was awarded the school’s Penniman Prize for an analysis I conducted of potential approaches to combating the U.S. opioid epidemic.