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. Formerly a public policy researcher/analyst. Most recently, I worked for Wisconsin Policy Forum, where I lead 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. I used to write under the name Baleigh Scott, but I don’t anymore.