Grey Sweeney is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She first came to New Orleans in 1994 to speak at a legal convention, and she fell in love with the city’s history and architecture. After years of visits, she finally moved to New Orleans for good in 2011. Grey has degrees in English, Political Science, and History from Longwood University, and a law degree from the University of Richmond. She is the Lead Instructor for the Walking Tour Guide Class for the Friends of the Cabildo/Louisiana State Museum, where she trains guides to research, write, and give walking tours of the French Quarter. Grey’s passions in New Orleans history are the intersection of architecture and culture – why things look like they do – and the city’s above-ground cemeteries. Her hobbies include architecture photography, writing, and cooking.