"You need to learn how to relax."

— My husband

While at Leo Burnett, I applied for a fellowship with the Experience Institute to teach myself how to relax. It worked?

I’ve been teaching English at Columbia College since 2007, primarily a course called Reviewing the Arts, which teaches non–English majors how to write critically about the creative world around them.

I’m a big supporter of Girls Rock! Chicago, a self-esteem–focused nonprofit that every 8-year-old girl (and her parents) should know about. I co-founded the Board of Directors in 2006 and now serve on its Advisory Board.