Danielle Dreilinger is a writer and reporter. After many years in Somerville, Mass. (Boston Globe, WGBH News, etc.) she moved to New Orleans, La. in 2012 to cover the national-profile education beat for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. In her spare time she writes other things, reads, cooks, drinks whiskey, talks about urban planning and works on filling up her costume box. She is very fortunate. You can contact her at djdreilinger – at – gmail – dot – com or follow her on Twitter.