Hello — My name is Sarah, and I’m an information junkie, wanderer, former journalist and current techie. In August of 2011, I moved to the Twin Cities from Michigan to work at a startup software company.
In my past life, I was employed at a Gannett daily newspaper, where I wrote stories about science and health, and ran the social media and website operations. This site contains links to a large chunk of my web, multimedia and other journalism work. I’m having a great time getting to know the tech world, and have had a first six months in Minneapolis jam packed with life and work adventures.
When I say I’m a wanderer, I’m not kidding. I was raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, then moved to East Lansing, MI when I was 18 to attend Michigan State University. I then moved back to PA in 2008, to Chicago in 2009 to get a graduate degree from Northwestern University, back to Michigan in 2010 and to Minneapolis in 2011. I’m really good at throwing away things I don’t need, and scheduling moving trucks.
Even more stuff about me:
2. “Slow” food (local, sustainable, ethical, organic, “whole,” from scratch, supporting local farmers)
3. The First Amendment
5. Technology writing, documentation, social media and SEO
Five Favorite Books: On the Road – Jack Kerouac, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland -Lewis Carrol, Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins, Hell’s Angels – Hunter S. Thompson, The Unbearable Lightness of Being — Milan Kundera
Myers- Briggs personality type: ENFP — ENFPs are both “idea” people and “people” people. They are warm and enthusiastic, and become very passionate about projects that excite them. These project-oriented thinkers also possess a broad range of skills, and excel at most things which interest them. Possible career paths for the ENFP include actor, psychologist and writer/journalist.
Five favorite bands: Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver, The Clash, The Talking Heads