After college, Loczi headed to Los Angeles as a production intern for Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. She came back to Cleveland to launch Zolio, a website for job seekers but left again to be part of a tech startup in South Carolina. Since coming home in 2012 for love, she's gotten married and works as the marketing and community manager for the Tech Elevator coding boot camp.
Lost and Found: Loczi moved four times in 10 years, but never felt content anywhere until her astrologer told her: "You are your own home." She finally understood that she was searching for meaning in physical places. "It helped me accept that I had the power to make what I want to happen in life happen," she says. "It didn't matter where the hell I was living."
Child's Play: Loczi got married last year and is looking forward to raising kids — eventually — either in Tremont or nearby. "The suburbs, quite frankly, scare my husband and I."
The Perfect Day: For her, it's a morning walk with her two pugs through Tremont's Lincoln Park to Civilization for a cup of coffee, followed by an afternoon at the West Side Market to pick out seafood for dinner. Later, she and her husband, Matt, might Uber downtown or to Ohio City for a night out with friends. "We love the urban feel of where we're at in Tremont," she says. "We love having access to the city."
What Cleveland Needs: After many weekends in her 20s visiting friends in Chicago, Loczi thinks the lakefront city can be a model for Cleveland's development. "There's just a lot of energy and excitement," she says. The Edgewater Live summer events are a good start, but she'd like to see more programming as well as more bars and restaurants. "Somewhere where friends and family can get together to enjoy the water and a cold beer. There aren't enough of those places around the lake."
Come Together: To a generation that's been into connecting since Friendster, Cleveland can be frustrating — both geographically and socially. Yet with more than 80 niche young professional organizations in town, Engage Cleveland is attempting to unite them all. "We should feel like one big unit," she says.
Wise Words: "In your 20s, you don't really know who you are. Have fun, figure out some things and make mistakes. Get to know yourself before raising kids and having a family."