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Fit Sisters: Francesca and Gabriella

Fit Sisters: Francesca and Gabriella

Tell us about yourselves! Where are you from? What brought you all to Milwaukee?

Francesca: We’re from Des Plaines, IL and Marquette University brought us both to Milwaukee. I came first...

Gabriella: ...and I followed. 

Francesca: I also work for Marquette now and am also a graduate student pursuing my MBA, at Marquette as well. 

Gabriella: I go to MU as well I'm a digital media major, writing minor, and I’m also an intern in the Office of Marketing and Communication at Marquette University.

Francesca: I recently got married last year here in Milwaukee and we were fortunate to have most of my family from Peru come to the wedding. Aside from SPIRE, I enjoy doing CrossFit and playing with my puppy, Michael Jordan. 

Gabriella: And I do yoga.

INSPIRED MEMBER: JACKIE KOLTZ

INSPIRED MEMBER: JACKIE KOLTZ

Tell us about yourself! Where are you from? What brought you to Milwaukee? 

I'm ancient history! I was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa and lived there until college. I went to Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. After college, I got a job in Kenosha and taught there for 6 years. When I married we moved back to Iowa where my husband went to grad school. He got a job here, in Milwaukee and we've been here since 78’. I currently work at the MATC student accommodation center.

INSPIRED MEMBER: Caitlin Hart

INSPIRED MEMBER: Caitlin Hart

Tell us about yourself! Where are you from? What brought you to Milwaukee? 

I was born and raised near Milwaukee, in Racine, Wisconsin. After high school, I moved to Boston for college and then made my way out to New York. I lived there for five years. I then decided that it was time to get away from the craziness of New York, and move back to Milwaukee to be closer to family and get back to my roots. Living in Milwaukee, I have so much more space compared to when I was in New York. My walk in closest in Milwaukee is the size of my bedroom back in New York! 

INSPIRED MEMBER: Mimi Watts

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE MARQUETTE AND MILWAUKEE AS YOUR NEW HOME? 

I am from River Forest, Illinois, which is about an hour and a half drive from Milwaukee. I chose Marquette as my school because of the location and it being close to home. It is easy for me to go home whenever I want to since it is very close. I also chose Marquette because 9 of my family members had gone here too. 

INSPIRED MEMEBER: Noah Dermer

Tell us about yourself! Where you from? What brought you to Milwaukee?

I grew up on the east-side of Milwaukee and went to High School in the city. I continued on to College and Law School in Madison. But I ended up staying in Madison for 16 years to work. I eventually moved back home to Milwaukee for personal reasons. I am just recently married and working on home renovations with my wife! It is quite the project!