Milira D.

Memphis ------> Memphis

How did you get to Memphis?
I returned to attend graduate school.

What was your impression of Memphis before you moved here? Since I grew up in Memphis, I was definitely yearning to leave. Memphis was boring and I felt I had outgrown it.

What has surprised you about Memphis?
The amount of growth and revitalization of areas.

What steps did you take to get involved?
I joined Embark and started attending various young professional events.

What has been your favorite New Memphis experience?
Joining Embark and building relationships with my cohort.

What is your favorite local spot?
Babalu, for sure, or even just the midtown area in general.

Based on your experience, what piece of advice would you offer newcomers?
Get involved! Whether Memphis is a stopping point or final destination, make the most of it and enjoy what the city has to offer.