I've been living in DC for a few years now. I spent my mid-20s teaching in Korea and traveling in Asia. I went to graduate school in Brussels, Belgium and studied international conflict analysis. In grad school, I wrote a lot about East-West relations. I'm basically Marco Polo.
I teach English as a second language at a private institute in DC, mostly to highly advanced students. My job is intriguing, because I get to meet people from all over the world every day and mediate international conflicts over whether Mexican or Korean food is the spiciest, and whether Thailand or Saudi Arabia has the best king.
I'm also a writer, editor and activist. I write and edit for a couple websites, mostly about social and economic justice and international relations. This is my real passion, and I'm in the process of launching a creative self-employed career. I am beginning to succeed, am determined to succeed and will succeed. I'm passionate about fighting for what I believe in, but I'm pretty laidback in my social life, and know when it's appropriate to separate the two.
I'm fascinated by history and I'm always reading up on past people, places, events. I can't even really say when/where are my favorites. But my interest in history often goes hand-in-hand with my travels and with current events.
One of my goals in life is to play Tom Petty's "You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee" over loudspeakers at an actual refugee camp. I think that would solve a lot of problems.
I know how to dish out PUNishment.
I'm a Myers-Briggs INTP, and an Enneagram 5w4.