I am a new Graduate Student at the University of Minnesota, now studying Immunology. I hope to someday combine my research interests with my love for travel and concerns for Latin America's public health issues. My undergraduate years were spent at Hamline University in Minnesota, USA. Durin my years there I studyied biology and spanish, and played soccer. On long breaks I always find myself scouring cheap flights to take me on my next adventure to explore new places and find pick-up soccer games everywhere along the way.
I started traveling in 2005 when I studied in Guatemala while living with an AMAZING family. I returned the following year, 2006, to visit the family and travel through Guatemala with a friend, all the while posting my experiences on a site. My next adventure in the summer of 2007 started in China where I met my same friend with whom I traveled previously. In the winter of 2008 I actually went with my family and best friend from grade-school to meet my step-dad's family in Jordan and took the time to visit Egypt as well. The following winter (2009) I traveled Nicaragua and Costa Rica with a new companion.My longest trip was the summer of 2010 when I left Chicago for Dublin with my Best friend from Kindergarten. From there we went to London, then Spain. From Spain we parted ways and I flew to Peru where I met another friend from college. She and I will traveled South America, rejuvenating and testing my Spanish all the way, until we headed out of Argentina to our respective U.S home states. The plan itself was a bit much....part of it was fast paced and planned.. the second half was the complete opposite! All was exciting and blogged here. The next trip on my mind is India. Maybe in January. Check back then!