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Effie Barnes
Sponsored by LCS Company

Effie was born and raised in the small town of Farmington, just south of the Twin Cities. In 2016 she graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is currently working on completing her first novel. You can often find Effie scrapbooking at her mom’s crafting retreat, exploring sites of the Minnesota Historical Society, or volunteering in her community by mentoring young adults. For the past six years she has worked as a personal banker and is currently at Highland Bank, which serves St Paul’s Highland Park community. In 2020, Effie became a first-time homeowner in a cozy neighborhood right here in St Paul, where she lives with her guinea pigs and cat, Bucky.