I grew up right in Center City Philadelphia and watched the city change and grow all around me. This instilled in me a great love of cities, a curiosity for how they work and why they are the way they are. After living in a couple other cities, I returned to Philly 6 years ago to earn a master's in city planning. Fast forward to 2013: I work as a planner for Philly, figuring out where it's going and coming up with ways to make it better. As a result, I know it like the back of my hand. I'm 29, and live in the Fishtown neighborhood in a converted industrial building with my partner and two cats. I love craft beer, great food, meandering walks, performing arts, and the ability to escape into nature (all things Philly gives me in spades). I love sharing Philadelphia with people, especially first-timers, and I look forward to helping you get to know it.