In Iowa, carrot cake and steak coexist so easily. How Midwestern.
Alyssa Karas (b. May 16, 1989) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated in June from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. At Medill she wrote for the online and magazine editions of North by Northwestern and then served as editor-in-chief of NU Intel, an online publication. Outside of Medill Alyssa has reported for the metro desk of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, written commercials for Pittsburgh television station WTAE, covered courts for The Oregonian, and this summer worked for the Indianapolis Star as a Pulliam Fellow. View all posts by Alyssa Karas >>