My route to RI has been a circuitous one: I grew up in the Midwest and then went south - first to New Orleans, then on to the Andes and Central America, and finally spent the last decade in our nation's capital doing decidedly anti-capitalist work (studying Latin American history and teaching). I'm in Providence this year learning how to be a better facilitator of knowledge at Brown.
I'm outgoing yet a good listener; confident yet try to maintain a sense of humility, and grounded in a solid set of values and beliefs - but not chained to them.
Traveling the world is cool, but so is living with and learning from communities of people in lands near and far. I'll take Macchu Picchu but also the shantytowns of Lima. Safaris are nice; rural ag projects are better. Of course, there's always a healthy balance to be struck.
I'm definitely open to a wide variety of people; points for those who love the outdoors, value community, enjoy big (and small) potluck dinners, farmers markets, biking anywhere, crackling campfires. Bonus points if you can't help but smile and say hello when you pass by someone on the street.