Born and raised in northern Illinois, I managed to escape to the west coast and receive my B.A. from the University of Southern California.  I then inexplicably received my law degree from the University of Notre Dame in the spring of 2015.  Yes, I am still a diehard USC fan.  I have subsequently managed to find my way to the east coast, and currently reside with two succulents and a tomato plant in Washington, DC.  I also have an american bulldog named Olivia.  Insta: @mercygoddardMPG