I’m a diehard UNC basketball fan and girl who loves to spend hours in libraries and art museums. I love to learn and read and travel, but even schoolwork can’t distract me too much during ACC basketball season (though sadly I won't be watching much basketball while I'm here in Europe).
My passion for sports (both playing and watching), led me to Ithaca College where I majored in journalism. The original plan was to become a sportswriter (at Sports Illustrated, of course), but during semesters abroad in Vienna, Austria and Dublin, Ireland I became fascinated with the art and history of Europe. This newfound interest eventually led me to London, where I earned an M.A. in European history at University College London, and now I’m on to a Ph.D. program in European history. And when I finish, the plan is to become a college professor.
Though I’m not using that journalism degree, I’m still a huge news junkie and passionate about politics (Democrat). I’ll pick up just about any free newspaper (for the crossword if nothing else, I'm a big word nerd), I’m addicted to NPR, and I listen to a few too many politics/current events podcasts. I also haven’t kicked the sports addiction. I hardly ever miss UNC basketball games, and love to watch college football, tennis grand slams, the Olympics and soccer.
As for my personality, I’m kind, generous and loyal, as well as an inveterate teaser. I’m also very independent and introverted (some time alone is a daily must), but love to spend time with my close friends and family. I absolutely love to travel (I’ve been all over Europe) and enjoy planning and researching trips almost as much as taking them.