This all kind-of began after completing my undergrad. During my senior year of school, I suddenly realized that I wanted to do nothing with my degree. On a whim, I joined Peace Corps and became a volunteer in Lesotho. The experience was incredible. Those two years were filled with reading books I previously had no time for, learning a new language, and hitchhiking around Southern Africa. I loved it and at that point, I never looked back. I decided to stay an extra two years in the country and somehow managed to land a cool gig with an international non-profit. Time in Zimbabwe and Zambia followed. Then South Sudan. During that span, my world revolved around designing and carrying out HIV, family planning, safe water and malaria programs. The experience was certainly gratifying. The work on the other hand was intense and at times absurd. But I had my moments of success. Failures too. As a whole, I don’t know if any of it made a difference. But the experience shaped me.
Now I’m back. Have been living in Seattle for over 3 years. I dig this place. Clean air, great lifestyle and good people. Was lucky to find a great job with a non-profit working on reducing poverty in the developing world via strengthening land rights. I’m also an MBA student. I have big dreams and am chasing them down. Life is busy. But I make time for other - and possibly more important - stuff too. I meditate and have found a new friend called yoga. I’m extremely active and do outdoorsy things with good friends and family. I still make time to read. More often than not, I tell fairly lame jokes (swear... they are hilarious) and as a disclaimer, I should mention that sarcasm is also a part of the package. From time to time, I oddly get bouts of uncontrollable giggles - Anderson Cooper style. Of me, my friends would say that I’m extremely compassionate and considerate which I greatly appreciate. Nice to have a good circle of friends. I also like to think of myself as professionally successful, financially secure and emotionally stable. Life is good.