I grew up in Green Bay and attended UW-Madison for my undergraduate studies, earning a BA in German and Philosophy in 2013. The following year, I moved to Berlin, Germany, where I spent a few years working as an English teacher and bartender. I began my graduate studies at UWM in the Urban Planning department in 2020, but recently transitioned over to the MLIS/MS Urban Studies coordinated degree program. My primary areas of interest are urban history, labor history, and archival preservation. My hobbies include bicycling, playing cribbage, collecting cassette tapes, and obsessing over 80s electro.