I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, where my parents, dog, and oldest sister currently reside. I am the youngest of four children, which mostly means that I had three extra parents growing up. I study journalism at Ohio University, and I absolutely love cooking and baking. A few fun facts about me? I almost went to pastry school before deciding on journalism as my major, besides having a dog, Sonny, we have four chickens at home and get fresh eggs on the daily, and over the summer, I met my ice-cream idol, Jerry, of the Ben and Jerry's empire. I live and breathe The Food Network, and I am so excited to be writing for Spoon!