Allie is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in English and Communication Studies. Her heart is constantly torn between her love of the sea near her east-coast roots and her love of the Midwest and her Midwestern upbringing. She spends a lot of her free time wishfully online shopping and dreaming of a day when she has the budget to afford all the items she places in her virtual carts. She is always in search of a good deal and is a self-proclaimed sale-shopping expert. She loves binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, staying up late immersed in a good book, and eating (especially dessert food).