JR is a journalist based in New York City who used to work as an engineer in Detroit, where he's originally from. A Midwesterner at heart, having lived in Chicago before the Big Apple, JR graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and now interns for HuffPost Gay Voices, a news outlet he read constantly and admired before working there. (You've got to follow your passions!) In his spare time, JR enjoys reading, spending time on the couch watching Netflix, schlepping around the city (trying to be social) and being Filipino. Follow JR on Twitter @jratungol.