Last Friday, June 23, I was able to participate in Accenture's CIO Design Thinking Hack-a-Thon. Originally, I was going to help facilitate with one of my managers, Patrick Leinen, but I was able to join a team and experience Design Thinking firsthand. After frequently seeing and hearing the buzzword in the Tech Garage office where … Continue reading CIO Hack-a-Thon: My First Design Thinking Experience
I would guess that most people struggle with disordered eating — of all ages, genders, and sizes.
A few weeks ago, I completed my CPR re-certification at Rush University Medical Center. As a fitness trainer, I'm required to maintain this cert. It's a bit of a pain, cost-wise and time-wise, but it's necessary and aside from the trip out to Rush, only an hour of my Saturday. At the beginning of class, … Continue reading Vanilla: The Demise of all Adventure
Every summer, Marc, Garett, Kylie, and I take a trip together. We were RAs together at Loyola and remain best friends. Two years ago, they traveled to New York City but I was in the hospital with my sinus surgery, and last year we went to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. This year, we … Continue reading Toronto: A Weekend Getaway with the Falls, Donuts,
I work with Accenture at 1871, Chicago’s leading tech incubator. 1871 is growing and has collaborated with Bosch to open a new Internet of Things incubator, the Chicago Connectory. Also located in the Merchandise Mart, the Connectory is aiming to be the main Midwest Co-Creation Space for the Internet of Things (IoT). I was lucky enough … Continue reading The Chicago Connectory: Bosch & 1871’s New IoT Incubator
I work full-time in tech, but outside of the 9-5, I’m a fitness trainer and overall fitness junkie. I workout most days of the week, always something different. I struggled with disordered eating in college, and I strive to empower people to be more than the obsessive eating habits that we develop from media. I … Continue reading I Ate Dessert Everyday for a Week: Here’s What Happened
I've never been a fan of the bipartisan politics in the United States. After learning about how most other countries elect politicians, I've never understood why we choose to limit ourselves. That being said, I've always struggled to identify with a party. Both of my parents are 100% Republicans, which is not surprising, especially coming … Continue reading Conservative vs. Progressive: Sometimes You Have to See Change to Believe It