I grew up in Saint Paul, MN, where I developed a thick skin for cold weather. Outside of astronomy, I have played soccer for most of my life. In college, I played for the Penn Women’s Club Soccer Team, where we reached the NIRSA national club tournament twice. I currently play soccer with the Chicago Fire Rec soccer league on weekends in Chicago.

Picture of my club soccer team in college

I’m also a huge Game of Thrones fan– one of my life goals is to visit all the major Game of Thrones filming sites.

Here is a picture of me visiting the 'arrowhead mountain' from beyond the Wall in Iceland and the children of the forest in front of it.
Here is a picture of me at the Wilding Camp. It was filmed on a glacier!
Here I am at Eastwatch by the Sea.
The entrance to the Vale (which is actually the location of a ridge between two tectonic plates).
Old Town where Sam and Gilly go so that Sam can become a Maester
The location for the play in Braavos where Arya is hired to assassinate Lady Crane.
The Sept of Baelor
Streets of Braavos where Arya begs after becoming blind.
Steps of Braavos where the Waif chases Arya.