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To see the world through the eyes of a local
I recently started a PhD program in sociology, and I focus on environmental issues and migration. In my spare time I am a jazz/blues singer, and I enjoy running and playing ultimate frisbee. I love traveling the world and am happy to show people around Providence.
Singing (jazz, blues, soul, etc.), art (mixed media collage), hiking, photography, cooking, reading, ultimate
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: The Graduate, Amores Perros, Memento, Spaceballs, Bus 174, Indiana Jones, Triplets of Belleville
MUSIC: Neko Case, Emilíana Torrini, Grace Potter, Sara Tavares, Carrie Rodriguez, brown bird, The Decemberists, Feist, K'naan, Talib Kweli, Tribe, Tift Merritt, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley, Kelly Joe Phelps, Susan Tedeschi, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Robert Johnson, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Gillian Welch, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sidney Bechet, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Books: Mama Day by Gloria Naylor, Galapagos by Vonnegut, Montage of a Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes, Timbuktu by Paul Auster
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I was in northern Ethiopia doing some work, and had the opportunity to visit a few rock churches. These churches were carved on top of the pillar-like mountains of the region, and you have to do some serious rock climbing to reach them. Inside, the walls and ceiling are elaborately painted with Ethiopian biblical scenes. They are spectacular!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Laos, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In
Denmark, United States