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Direct Quote: Flight of the Klavierbaumeister

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Jen Reel was an Observer intern before joining the staff in July 2010, first as Web Editor, and most recently as Multimedia Editor. She received a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in Photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was co-chair for the student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. She has worked in the non-profit sector for the Peruvian-American Medical Society and has been published in Utne Reader magazine, the Village Voice and Pitchfork Music.

Priscilla Rappaport is a master piano builder—a klavierbaumeister—and pilot based in Round Rock, TX. She's also the June 2013 profile of the Texas Observer's Direct Quote column. Watch a short video of her in flight.