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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: James Fritz

How old are you?

22

How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?

I’ve lived in Arizona my entire life.

What city do you currently reside in?

Mesa

Why did you decide to stay in here?

Currently I attend Grand Canyon University, here in Phoenix.

If you graduated from college, where did you attend and what was your degree?

I’m currently working on my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Grand Canyon University.

Where do you currently work and what is your title?

I’m currently interning at GPEC as a strategy intern.

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?

I love going to coffee shops and swimming when its warm outside!

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

My family and I love getting breakfast together at Snooze. It has a fantastic atmosphere and great food!

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?

I love checking out local museums and art galleries! There’s always some local artist or whatever being featured. Lots of very inspiring work!

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?

My family makes a drink using a mix of frozen orange juice, lemonade, and Sprite. It’s one of my favorite traditions and keeps the heat away.

What do you like about our winters and why?

I love that it gets cold, but not too cold. Cold enough you can wear layers but not cold to the point where its unpleasant.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?

Winter days spent with friends around the local restaurants and shops.

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