While eating breakfast, Tricia reliably thinks about what she will eat for dinner that day. Tricia is a global health professional and PhD student in Human-Centered Design with several part-time side hustles. She specializes in monitoring & evaluation of global health programs and data visualization. She runs an Etsy shop, where she sells handmade candles to seltzer admirers (and those trying to woo seltzer admirers). Tricia lives in Seattle with her super mutt, Cody. Visit her at www.TriciaAung.com, on twitter @triciaaung, or on instagram @tricianottracy.
Maria Kirsten Adelmann
Maria’s lifelong method of eating pizza, which she will not reveal here, has sparked serious side-eye, scoffing, and suspicion from fellow pizza-eaters. Maria’s entire life is a side hustle. She is the author of How to Be Eaten: A Novel (Little, Brown 2022) and Girls of a Certain Age: Stories (Little, Brown 2021). Her stories and essays have appeared in national and international books and magazines. She has sold her artwork in Anthropologie stores across the country. Maria lives in Denmark and keeps enough data about her life to make an end-of-year report full of graphs. Visit her at MariaInk.com or on Twitter @ink176.
Tricia & Maria (& Cody)
Tricia and Maria met at Cornell University while working on a literary magazine called The Public Journal. Since then, they’ve undertaken several successful and mildly successful creative endeavors, including a lifestyle blog called Stickers & Donuts, where they interviewed their creative heros, ruminated on their current obsessions, and had several brand partnerships. For years, they worked together from separate cities, until, in 2017, they accidentally ended up living in the same one. For several years they lived a mere 10-minute walk from one another. This was confirmed through timing, though it would fluctuate based on how often Cody (a mostly silent Yum Index participant) would have to stop to pee. They are now an ocean apart. You can find Yum Index on Twitter @yum_index.