Megan Duan of Smithsonian Magazine was born and raised in the vibrant, tense, confusing world of New York City. At age 29, she gave it up to spend four years in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her time in Husker country gave her a fresh perspective on her own life, and to the existence of America outside of NYC. Read her thoughts on Lincoln at Smithsonian.com.
About: Heather Blackmon-doForno
As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.