Before you have to wonder too long, my name is from the obituaries. My parents didn’t know the man from our hometown, but thought his name would be perfect for their new little bundle of joy. So thank you for the name, Justus Miller.
Skip ahead a few years and I graduated from Bishop Heelan high school and the University of Iowa. I earned bachelor’s degrees in Journalism, English, and Theatre Arts, along with a Writing Certificate while writing and editing for The Daily Iowan’s Arts & Culture section.
Two weeks after graduating from Iowa, I left my hometown of Sioux City, Iowa in the United States for Dublin, Ireland. I lived there for a year, immersing myself within another culture; if I’m going to spend the majority of my time writing about art and culture, I better be able to put my money where my mouth is.
After saying goodbye to Ireland, I moved next door to England to earn my Master’s degree in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction at the University of East Anglia. I’ll be here through 2018, then onto the next place!