I grew up and enjoyed many years in glorious Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2007 I graduated from the University of Michigan’s Program in the Environment with a minor in Spanish. I then spent every last dime of my meager savings on some adventuresome meanderings about the world; I backpacked through Southeast Asia and South America for 7 months and then joined the Peace Corps in Cape Verde in 2008. Leaving Africa and coming back to the states was a bit of a shock, but after I got in my groove skiing in Telluride, I launched into work-mode as an ORISE Fellow at the US Environmental Protection Agency. I got down with sustainable water infrastructure for underserved Americans, and decided graduate school was my next move. In 2013 I moved to Corvallis, OR, and started a Water Resource Engineering program at Oregon State.
27 ears of shabby and discontinuous journaling has taught me nothing. I have convinced myself that my newfound love for technology (which is not accompanied by equivalent skill) along with the public nature of blogging will keep me in check for a future of semi-consistent words on my travels. So, this blog is where I journal a few of my thoughts when exploring the world.