Wanderlust \ˈwän-dər-ˌləst\ (n): a strong, innate desire to travel and explore the world.
A little about me: I’m a dreamer, a believer, and what I like to call a “realistic optimist.” Most importantly, I’m inspired by the world around me and the people I meet. I thrive in situations where I am challenged to question what I believe to be true. My goal in life is to be happy, and to make this world a brighter place, even if its one small corner of the world in a few small ways.
I graduated from the University of Richmond in 2014 and was born and raised in Pennsylvania. I’m a public health nerd with plans to become a Physician Assistant and work in the clinical side of global health.
What I’m doing: I am working at The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda through the JDC’s Global Jewish Service Corps Fellowship.
Rwanderlust \ru-ˈæn-dər-ˌləst\ (n): the desire to travel to, and explore Rwanda
Past wanderlust: studying community health in India, China, and South Africa, volunteering in Peru, learning about micro-finance in the Dominican Republic, understanding the Holocaust in Poland, exploring Jewish culture and multi-faith issues in Israel, as well as short-term travel to England, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, and throughout North America.
A few of my favorite things: laughter, pink lipstick, Chacos, hiking, good conversations, taking pictures, smiles, pizza, leather journals, crafting, smiles, The Little Prince, sewing, penguins, traveling.
My life motto: “See the world. Live life passionately. Find the magic. And wherever you go, go with all your heart.”