Angela Ufheil co-creates the Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections of 5280 and writes for 5280.com. Before joining the 5280 team, she worked at Midwest Living and covered breaking news for the Des Moines Register. Her writing has also appeared in Elle and Men’s Journal. Ufheil grew up in Illinois and studied writing and magazine journalism at Drake University in Iowa. While not reading, writing, and editing, she can be found running, biking, or making gluten free pasta from scratch while listening to podcasts or Janelle Monáe.