I grew up and attended college in New Jersey. After I taught World Literature to Jersey high school students for a year, I headed to Japan. There I spent two years teaching English, eating lots of conveyor-belt-sushi, and trying to stay warm in the mountains of Nagano. When I left Japan, I got on a bicycle and spent a year and a half riding from New Jersey, USA down to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Along the way, I taught English at four different schools in three countries. I flew from Buenos Aires to Gulu, Uganda where I currently live and work. As Communications Officer for Invisible Children (IC), I write about the work IC is doing in-country, and I also deal with visitor relations. I love drinking hot tea on cold days, snorkeling, and eating pineapple.
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
School: Montclair State University
Abroad Program: JET Program
Where I've Lived Abroad: Ueda, Japan - Gulu, Uganda
A slow, thick summer breeze carried grimy city humidity down New York’s Fifth Avenue. As a river of lunchtime crowds coursed around us, I stood with a chatty girl ... read more
26 Jul 2010
As I pulled onto Kampala Road, that madhouse stretch of tarmac that connects Gulu and Uganda’s capital, I shifted into fourth—my bike’s highest gear—and pulled hard ... read more
16 Aug 2010
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