Howdy, all! My name is Hayley Serr and I couldn’t be more excited to be a Feature Writer for the Awesome Mitten! Born and raised in a metro-Detroit suburb, Huntington Woods, I have enough stories of awesome things I’ve experienced in Michigan to write an encyclopedia. The best part is the extraordinary diversity; travel a short thirty minutes in one direction, and I can see a show at the Fox Theater, watch a game at Comerica Park, get a delicious meal in Greek Town, and visit a thousand other Detroit landmarks. A short drive in another direction and I’m greeted by some of the most beautiful waterfront in the country.
I graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010, which was another awesome Michigan experience. Making so many lifelong friends, both Michiganders and out of state students alike, and getting a great education from the greatest school in the nation (Go Green!) made the past few years the best I’ve had yet. Outside of being a Michigan-devotee, I love movies, fall tailgates, game nights, and making as many new friends as possible. I also love to travel, but, of course, one of the best parts of going on a great, adventurous vacation is coming back to this beautiful place we call home!