I am the 2017 IPCPR editor. I am a recent graduate from Wake Forest University about to head into my first year of law school at Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, N.Y. I graduated from Wake Forest with a major in English and minor in Journalism. I was the news editor for Wake Forest’s newspaper the Old Gold & Black, and the co-creator of the paper’s inaugural podcast series. While I’ve written, edited and explored subject matter from sports to sustainability, cigars are a first. I am excited to delve into this industry, where the extent of my connection to cigars comes from shows like “How I Met Your Mother,” and uncles and cousins perched outside with cigars in hand on family occasions. I am originally from the D.C. area, but since I was born in Manhattan I prefer to call myself a New Yorker. Some of my hobbies include reading, cycling, and travelling.