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I´m a 2012 UC Davis graduate currently living in Uruguay teaching English for the year. When I come back to the states I hope to get my masters in Spanish and then go on to become a translator. I´ve been learning a little bit of Greek and Portugese while I´m down here, since I´m only working part-time. Some of my general interests are:
-Eating ethnic food (Korean, Cambodian, Ethiopian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Greek, Chinese.)
-Drinking good coffee ( Back at home I love Four Barrel, Philz, and Peets).
-Drinking good beer (IPAS, Double Nut Brown, any smokey porter)
-Hiking (maybe not so much the trek into the wilderness with a big backpack and go camping kind of hiking, although I´m not opposed to that. I mean more like running around on the hiking trails....I ran cross-country in high school and that´s what got me addicted to trail running. My parents live in the hills of Oakland California where there are plenty of beautiful trails to run on, full of eucalpytus trees, redwoods, green meadows, and the occasional run-in with a deer)
-Yoga (especially on the beach)
-Writing (I´m more efficient when I write on the computer, but more relaxed, at peace, open-minded, and experimental when writing out in nature)
Many of us cling too stubbornly to our beliefs and convictions, and we spend more time defending and preserving than truly listening.
Spending time outdoors (biking, running, yoga), writing about my experiences and observations, trying new foods
- outdoor activities
- trail running
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: White Stripes, Bon Iver, Ingrid Michaelson, Marble Sounds, Avicii, Mana, A Fine Frenzy, Passenger, Yeasayer
Books: Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides, Norweigan Wood, Catcher in the Rye, Room, The Collector, The Odyssey, The Velveteen Rabbit
Movies: Back to the Future, Moonrise Kingdom, Bridesmaids, The Lion King, Babel, Milk, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Into the Wild
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Seeing Hummboldt penguins in their natural habitat off the coast of Northern Chile.
Watching a three-legged dog walk down the street. He was so beautifully determined despite his handicap.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Greece, United States, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In
United States, Uruguay