A Conversation About: Climate Change. Does Geographical Location Influence Our Views?

In early October, the United Nations released a report stating we have just about a decade to mitigate the negative effects of climate change and avoid a global disaster.   A task this daunting seems almost too large to process. The enormity of it is only compounded by the unending news tornado of the last … Continue reading A Conversation About: Climate Change. Does Geographical Location Influence Our Views?

A Conversation with: Shane Leverenz, Owner of FitBox

This is the fifth and final installment of the Reality Check series, where we are hearing from individuals who left stable positions to pursue ventures they felt would be more personally fulfilling and impactful in their communities. Explore episode 1, 2, 3, 4. Entrepreneurs are often glorified as constantly being on their grind, practically pumping … Continue reading A Conversation with: Shane Leverenz, Owner of FitBox

A Conversation with: Sarah Krogh Phelan, Co-Owner of Fiddlehead Coffee

Note: This is Episode 3 in the Reality Check series, where we are conversing with individuals who left stable positions to pursue ventures they felt would be more impactful in their communities and more personally fulfilling. Enjoy! Sarah Krogh Phelan has a passion for coffee, cultivating strong communities, urban homesteading, and sustainable farming practices. Yet, … Continue reading A Conversation with: Sarah Krogh Phelan, Co-Owner of Fiddlehead Coffee

A Conversation with: Amanda Leightner, Founder of Rochester Rising

“My last two years have been absolute organized and disorganized chaos” remarks Amanda Leightner. From studying biological sciences in Pittsburgh to founding a platform to share the stories of entrepreneurs in Rochester, Minnesota, Amanda's life has taken some unexpected turns in the last five years. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. She prefers … Continue reading A Conversation with: Amanda Leightner, Founder of Rochester Rising

A Conversation with: Federico Faggin, Inventor of the First Commercial Microprocessor

This is an updated version of my conversation with Federico Faggin, which was initially published August 31, 2016. You can you view the original here if you want to take a look at how The Conversationalist has changed over the last year! Please enjoy. Forty-six years ago, Federico Faggin produced an innovation that revolutionized technology … Continue reading A Conversation with: Federico Faggin, Inventor of the First Commercial Microprocessor

Love Talk: Millennial Dating Culture

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: Millennial Dating Culture

A Conversation with: Roo Yori, American Ninja Warrior, Activist for Dog Adoption

***Quick note: I am very excited to be working on an intense project for year two of The Conversationalist! However, this project is temporarily inhibiting my ability to produce content on a regular basis. Hang with me for the next few weeks and months, and follow The Conversationalist on social media (links below) for updates … Continue reading A Conversation with: Roo Yori, American Ninja Warrior, Activist for Dog Adoption