I am a passionate woman trying to change the world while also making sure my kid occasionally eats something besides peanut butter & jelly. I am an east-coaster with a mid-western soul. My heroes include Lisa Simpson, Thurgood Marshall, General Leia Organa, Mary Daly, and Leslie Knope. I am unapologetic about my aversion to hiking and defense of the Oxford comma. Things I like include baking, karaoke, and the Beatles. Quick shout-out to my awesome parents, ruggedly handsome husband, and the five other people who actually read this.