Emma Contreras is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for sharing her perspective on how to live (and live well!) on a budget. She moved to Minneapolis in 2011 to attend the University of Minnesota and has since built strong ties in the amazing Twin Cities community. Prior to her transition to the editorial field, she worked as a program manager for a Minneapolis nonprofit that focused on closing the achievement gap in the Twin Cities.
She’s thrilled to bring more awareness to the many wonderful and often free activities and events to enjoy in the Twin Cities through Twin Cities on the Cheap. While Emma loves to travel and explore new countries (particularly Southeast Asia), she’s always glad to head back home as there’s no place like the Minneapolis-St.Paul area. When she’s not working, she enjoys fostering dogs through a local shelter, running, reading any book she can get her hands on, and spending time outdoors.
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