About Me

I’m Ally…

My friends and family call me Ally or Al, but Allyson is my legal name. A resident of the Midwest and always looking to travel beyond the Illinois state borders.

I’m a lover of learning…

Yes, earning my MBA looks good on a resume; but my true aim is to teach business at the college-level when I (hopefully) retire at the wonderful age of 50. Despite the stress to come, I was excited to start my program!

I travel because I enjoy immersing myself into another’s culture; learning what makes them them and exploring their identity.

I love losing time walking between bookshelves. I enjoy non-fiction, poetry and sci-fi/fantasy.

I’m a lover of art…

As the youngest sibling of three, I always had the desire to consume art in all its forms. I was the only child to beg my mom to take me to the museums (because, hello?! learning!). I recommend the Art Institute, Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Growing up I played 3 instruments: the piano, clarinet and the drums. The piano was my first love and still touch the white keys every so often.

I may be an awful drawer but find various outlets to use my creativity. Is the finished product always pretty? No, but at least I tried, right?

I’m open to talking…

I’m a mix of an introvert and extrovert but open to having meaningful and insightful conversations. Please feel free to contact me 🙂