I started this blog in 2008 to document some big changes in my life: I left my friends and job in DC, traveled around the world, and spent a summer falling back in love with my hometown of St. Louis. I then moved to Pittsburgh, the city of champions and lots of other well-kept secrets, where I attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, finally finding my niche studying Comparative International Education. I spent my grad school summer researching and volunteering in Indonesia and China, digging myself deeper into love/obsession with Asia.
I graduated with my MA in April 2011 after writing my Master’s thesis on foreigners volunteering in Chinese schools. After another brief stay in St. Louis, I accepted a job with a study abroad organization in Boston in November 2011. After many years of dreams and uncertainty, I’m finally feeling settled. While I’ll always write about where I go and what I do, this blog is also a collection of the things I love most: travel, cool people, and international education.
My current favorite things are lobster rolls, listening to the radio while washing dishes, and baby ducks.