Chloe, smiling, in front of a brick wall
Chloe Blackshear
Volunteer Manager

Chloe completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago in 2018 in order to spend as much time as possible reading, writing, teaching, and talking with others about stories. She began volunteering at 826CHI in November, 2019 and was immediately smitten (ask her about her early attempt at self-publishing, a book about a squirrel named Eleanor). She comes from North Carolina, but she LOVES Chicago winter—polar vortexes included! She also loves chats of all kinds, growing flowers in her community garden plot, drinking tea, and reading in weird places.

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