Welcome to my blog! This is where you can find writing, pictures, thoughts, lists, recipes, music, and experiences related to my Peace Corps Service in Jamaica. I hope you’ll enjoy this adventure with me.

About the Author:

13001122_10209376542517486_7730508788936735286_nIn November 2016, I accepted an invite to serve in Peace Corps as an Environment/ Agro-Forestry Promoter with the Green Initiative Program in Jamaica. On March 10th, 2017, I departed for staging and training. I will swear in and serve as a volunteer in a Jamaican community from May 2017 to May 2019.

I hail (mostly) from Oregon, USA. I grew up in the Columbia River gorge and went to college at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon to study environmental science and GIS.

I graduated from OSU in 2015 with a BS in Environmental Science and a Certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with a focus in cartography and remote sensing.

During my studies at OSU, I also enjoyed a variety of part time jobs and extracurricular activities. I worked the MU (Memorial Union — the student union building and event space at the heart of the OSU campus) as an event manager and event 17103307_10212413434757894_7943970136919745990_n.jpgcoordinator, taught borosilicate glass working workshops at the OSU craft center, and worked as a cartographer for the College of Forestry at OSU. I also enjoyed being involved in the Organic Growers Club, Ski & Snowboarding Club, and Flow / Juggling Club.

My hobbies include: Gardening, mushroom hunting and identification, rock hounding, and borosilicate glass working & glass blowing. I also enjoy staying active through skiing, yoga, hiking, camping, running, longboarding, slacklining, and flow arts– which are movement based disciplines including dance, juggling, hooping, poi spinning, and fire dancing.

The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Peace Corps or the United States Government.