Cincinnati-born. University of Miami-cultivated. New York City-slapped in the face, peed upon and left for dead as ConEd went rogue and the 1 train decided it was on a Sunday schedule. But after a Magnolia Bakery banana pudding cup and a Levain chocolate chip cookie, she stayed for 10 years. Until the call of the sun and palm trees was too great, and absence of humidity too enticing, that she landed in Los Angeles where she now lives with her husband, enjoying an inappropriate amount of avocado toast.