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Flo Lawnicki of Flo's Favorites lifestyle and travel blog
Travel

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.
Devin McSherry Design illustration and hand lettering
Creative

Devin McSherry: Illustrator, Lettering Artist & Surface Pattern Designer

Devin McSherry is an illustrator, lettering artist and surface pattern designer in the Chicago suburbs. She pivoted from a job in marketing, when she enrolled in a graphic design program and realized the ‘starving artist’ stereotype was a myth! Read on for great advice, a monster list of her favorite resources and the next thing she’s going to teach herself.
Bri Caplan Chicago
Technology

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.
Technology

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!
Jessa Lynn - petite blogger in Chicago
Technology

Jessa Lynn: SEO Specialist & Petite Blogger in Chicago

Jessa Lynn is an SEO specialist and petite blogger at Dollface Diaries living in Chicago. Read on to learn how she fell into this interesting mix of professions, the thing she’s going to teach herself next and why – and what her favorite place in all of Chicago is.
Anna Murphy of Chicago
Creative

Anna Murphy: Chicago Artist and Muralist

Anna Murphy is currently an artist and muralist living in Chicago. Read on as we dive into her journey, what makes her most excited to wake up every day, and some really strong advice for finding a mentor.
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