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Terilyn Eisenhauer - Costa Rica

Terilyn Eisenhauer: Theater Artist, Tarot Reader, Traveler & People Operations

Terilyn Eisenhauer is a theater artist, tarot reader, travel enthusiast and works in people operations at a startup in Chicago. At 17, the death of her mother catapulted her into ‘living a full and juicy existence’, with the goal of making art from all facets of her life. Read on to learn the most important thing she’s taught herself, some of her favorite go-to resources for online learning, and the travel destination she feels she’s learned the most from and why!
Sunset selfie Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Katharine Haring Photographer in Chicago

Katharine Haring: Administrative Assistant & Photographer

Katharine Haring is a photographer and administrative assistant at Shark Shredding Inc. living in Tinley Park, IL – she never thought she’d be photographing portraits, but she loves working with people, learning their stories and capturing their memories. Read on to learn the major life lessons two life-threatening health events taught her first-hand, why Germany is her favorite place and the next thing she’s going to teach herself!
Portrait of Jenny Vyas by David Sabat

Jenny Vyas: Artist & Muralist in Chicago

Jenny Vyas is an artist and muralist who came from a background of eCommerce (even managing eCommerce at The Oprah Store at Harpo!) and now creates paintings, commissions and works throughout Chicago focused on the beauty in complex human emotions and human condition. She recommends everyone read The Alchemist (more on how she regularly weaves it into her life below) and loves traveling. Read on to learn the destination she’s learned the most from, a time she "threw herself in the deep end and figured it out", and the one thing she wishes people would ask her more about.
Flo Lawnicki of Flo's Favorites lifestyle and travel blog

Flo Lawnicki: Senior Paralegal, Musician & Lifestyle and Travel Blogger of Flo’s Favorites

Flo Lawnicki is a senior paralegal as well as a lifestyle & travel blogger at Flo’s Favorites, musician, wife and mother from the Midwest – her entire life has been within Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Read on to learn the best thing she’s ever learned (hint: it’s helped free her from being overly concerned with what others think of her) and her favorite place to hang out in Chicago.
Bri Caplan Chicago

Brianne Caplan: Tech Entrepreneur & Program Director of Careers in Computer Science

Brianne Caplan is a serious force to be reckoned with. Unsatisfied with feeling like coding wasn’t ‘for her’, she persevered and made technology – and all the world-changing power it stands for – her life’s mission. In addition to acting as the program director of Careers in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, she is also the Executive Director and Founder at tech education organization Code Your Dreams and most recently, she launched CoderHeroes to help underserved children access the amazing power of code.

Renee Watts: IT Help Desk Cyber Security

Renee Watts works in IT help desk cyber security and currently lives in Chicago. Read on to learn how she fostered her love of lifelong learning from a young age, why she loves what she does (especially malware removals – yes, the bad kind of software) and her favorite restaurant in the Second City!

Amina Frances: Writer, World-Traveler & Author

Amina Frances is a writer currently living in Switzerland and working on her first book. She’s worked in industries ranging from education and advertising to hospitality and even event planning. Read on to learn how she turned what she once considered a hobby into her full-time dream career and what coaxes her out of bed in the morning (hint: it’s not coffee!).
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