April Delacruz Rongero

April Delacruz Rongero

An Austinite gone east, I am a communications professional with extensive nonprofit and higher education experience who is preoccupied with OK Go, word play, social media, and doing more/better.

Since 2005, I've been a proud lupus impatient, and thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I have taken to seeking a cure via The Walk Ness Monsters and My Lupus Wish.

I was raised on proclamations of “Never settle for mediocrity!” and stories of hard work, resourcefulness, and achievement. My parents are modest role models of the excellence they preach, and to their credit, I am a diligent perfectionist, a curious problem solver, and a light-hearted joker.

In a former life, I was almost the NEXT BIG THING.

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Photo taken at Stefan Sagmeister's exhibition, "The Happy Show," at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2013