Nina Ignaczak is an independent writer and lifelong resident of the beautiful and battered Detroit region. She writes and edits stories about food, water, energy, transportation, and civic innovation. Her journalism, essays, and radio reporting have appeared in NextCity, Midwest Energy News, Belt Magazine, Model D, edibleWOW, Crain's Detroit Business, WDET 101.9 FM Detroit, Metromode, Concentrate, Seedstock, Shareable, and Orion. She lives in Rochester, Michigan with her husband, son, and daughter. See more of her work at ninaignaczak.com.