Prior to finishing grad school in 2007, my life was mostly about school; since then, it’s been mostly about writing and editing. But before 2007, I did have a few interesting jobs.
Teaching kids. From 1995 to 2006, I designed and taught science classes—mostly for preschoolers—at the Science Museum of Minnesota. I’ve also done a lot of mannying and baby-sitting.
Arts administration. I’ve never actually danced ballet, but from 1998 to 1999 I was administrative coordinator of the ballet school at Ballet Theatre of Boston (now José Mateo Ballet Theatre).
Retail. In college, I worked at a Disney Store in Boston. Want some shirts folded? I’ve got you covered.
The Twin Cities Daily Planet and The Tangential currently eat up most of my volunteer hours—at the rate of 20-30 each week—but since 2010, I’ve also been contributing my time as an alumni interviewer for applicants to Harvard College. I’m also joining the board of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for a two-year term from 2012-2013.