I enjoy yoga and I have become pretty passionate about photography. I have Canon Rebel T1i in case you're interested. I'll see where this new hobby takes me. I've always been drawn to it and I want to eventually have my own photography website.
I like going to museums, reading books about history, watching science-y or history related shows on NatGeo, PBS or other channels. I'm always listening to npr or to my Pandora music stations. Fortunately, I've been able to do a lot of traveling and have been abroad several times. And of course being a Wisconsinite, I'm a big Brewers and Packers fan.
I lived in Jordan for 6 months in 2012 to study Arabic, which I started doing several years ago. My time in Jordan was an awesome experience and also really challenging at times. I was able to do some traveling in the region when I was there and that was awesome. A highlight was climbing up inside the Great Pyramid in Cairo.
I focused on the Middle East in grad school (I got my master's degree in international studies) and and want to continue studying the region in the future. I am constantly online reading articles about it as well as about foreign affairs and current events.