Gitiim Chakamoi, native New Yorker, musician, and traveler, still calls the “Big Apple” home, the New York Yankees, her team, and Gray’s Papaya on Manhattan’s upper west-side, the place to grab the best hot dog ever. On July 14th, 2014, with only that one day to spare, she rode into New York’s mid-town Port Authority terminal on a Greyhound bus. In the city that was her playground, she had vowed to hit all the spots she loved as a kid, before having to catch that 7PM return bus to Charlotte, NC; she was visiting family there, and celebrating her birthday only days before. The trip to New York was a birthday gift to herself.
Gitiim currently resides in Houston, Texas. She is a practicing musician—a percussionist—and is Production Office Manager at Alley Theatre, in Houston, Texas.