My name is Maura Manning and I recently graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am moving to South Carolina to be a high school science teacher through Teach For America. This is my endeavor into the Deep South after being a resident Illinoisan for 22+ years.
Despite this big move, I continue to be an avid Chicago sports fan (White Sox, not Cubs!) and an Illini fan even when it's painful to watch. I am a popcorn enthusiast and like to think that I don't discriminate against types of dessert. The books by The Lost Generation are my favorite and I am not ashamed to say I am a cat lady!