Marisa Paulson is a transportation reporter for the Medill News Service. Her primary focus is sustainable transportation (walking, cycling, public transit), although she writes about driving once in a while.She finds the movement of people in urban areas like Chicago fascinating because she was raised in a sleepy, tiny town in North Dakota. Marisa loves the fact that she hasn't driven a car since she moved to Chicago in June 2011. She relies on the El and her own two feet to get around.Marisa graduated from Concordia College in May 2011 with a BA in journalism and communication with an emphasis in mass media. She will earn her MS in journalism with a concentration in interactive publishing from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in August 2012.