A Conversation with: Dr. Ed Risden and Fr. Jim Neilson, Professors of English and Art

It is a rare and valuable gift to interact with people who breathe a new sense of inspiration into your life. Dr. Risden and Fr. Neilson, professors of English and Art respectively, have been consistent creativity catalysts (say that three times fast) in my own life over the past four years. Furthermore, I am positive … Continue reading A Conversation with: Dr. Ed Risden and Fr. Jim Neilson, Professors of English and Art

A Conversation with: Chad Esker, World Class Athlete, Epic 5 Finisher.

For many, running a marathon is the ultimate fitness goal. Some are motivated to go further and compete at an ironman distance: a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Then there's Chad Esker, who completed FIVE iron-mans in FIVE consecutive days. As if that could be any more impressive, just eight years … Continue reading A Conversation with: Chad Esker, World Class Athlete, Epic 5 Finisher.

A Conversation with: Thomas Kunkel, President of St. Norbert College

I can think of few better ways to end my college career at St. Norbert than having a conversation with the president who has changed the landscape of the institution so much, even in my four short years here. In his last nine years as president, Kunkel has overseen $100m in renovations and improvements to … Continue reading A Conversation with: Thomas Kunkel, President of St. Norbert College

A Conversation with: Chris Ayers, Character Designer for Disney and Dreamworks

---Hey everyone, it's been a while! If you're wondering where The Conversationalist updates have been, check out my Love Talk page. I've been busy updating the videos for that series during the last month. But for now, on to the interview--- In every animated film, there is a mastermind behind the creation of vibrant characters, … Continue reading A Conversation with: Chris Ayers, Character Designer for Disney and Dreamworks

A Conversation with: Jan Oncel, VP of Sales at Forrester

As a young girl, Jan Oncel would ride her bike through the Silicon Valley orchards where present day tech powerhouses were just being built. Surrounded by the excitement of developing companies for most of her life, it's no surprise that Jan took to the business world well herself. After graduating from Santa Clara, she began … Continue reading A Conversation with: Jan Oncel, VP of Sales at Forrester

Love Talk: A Series on Relationships

Welcome to Love Talk, a new Conversationalist series on love and relationships! I think people have such unique perspectives in relationships, but there are common elements uniting our disparate experiences. To capture these different viewpoints, I've conducted ten interviews with some single folks, individuals who have been dating for about a year, some who just got engaged, … Continue reading Love Talk: A Series on Relationships

A Conversation with: Jazeel Limzerwala, Mayo PhD Candidate and Former Professional Soccer Player

Hearing from inspirational and successful people is always stimulating, but there is something special in talking with someone close to my own age who has accomplished incredible things. It is equally terrifying, because it causes me to think "Well shoot...what have I been doing with the first 22 years of my life" as well as … Continue reading A Conversation with: Jazeel Limzerwala, Mayo PhD Candidate and Former Professional Soccer Player

A Conversation with: Emily Voss, Founder of VOSStudios

Welcome to another edition of The Conversationalist with Emily Voss, the founder and sole photographer of VOSStudios in Wausau, WI. It was refreshing to sit down in her local studio in the town where I grew up-it certainly felt much more familiar than doing segments in Silicon Valley or London, and her delightful dog Finn just … Continue reading A Conversation with: Emily Voss, Founder of VOSStudios

A Conversation with: Delaine Le Bas, Acclaimed British Artist

While studying abroad in London, I sat down with acclaimed artist Delaine Le Bas in the middle of an exhibition called "Blake's Outsiders"at Worthing Museum.  The exhibit is based off of the work of poet William Blake, and celebrates his outsider status towards the end of his life. Delaine's work was fittingly displayed in the exhibit, because … Continue reading A Conversation with: Delaine Le Bas, Acclaimed British Artist