I lucked into having these interests since I don't come from a family that travels much. I was fortunate enough to have good parents. When I was 21 I saved up money and went and worked as an English and math teach in some village schools in India. My life has not been the same since then. I got very interested in learning about severe poverty after that experience and after a couple of years of working in Virginia, went back to school and made international development the focus of an MA. I took out loans to go and study for a year in Ghana, in West Africa and again learned more than I ever could here.
While working on my thesis I put out PhD applications and job applications for aid and nonprofit organizations. Did not get any bites on the latter, but got into a PhD program here at FSU. Now in my third year, I always wonder if this was the right decision for me, but on the other hand I really do love what I study and all the opportunities that being at a university brings. I actually get paid to take courses! (Well, technically I get paid to grade papers, but I can take whatever courses I want for free!)
I try to take every opportunity to learn about all different things and see more of the world. Once I finish I will either teach at a university overseas or work overseas for an international NGO. My dream job is probably getting to teach classes I love and then consult for Oxfam or other really good organization.
I started a student organization on campus aimed at educating students about poverty and raising money for effective organizations. I think we have done good work so far!
I keep this page in the hope that I might meet someone on here, but the results have been underwhelming. Finding a "soulmate" in Tallahassee to travel the world with is probably not going to happen, but I would settle for a fun person and a few good dates!
Books: I love reading philosophy, literature, and social science especially. In no particular order, some ones I have liked and have impacted me are: Discipline and Punish, Ishmael, The Second Sex, The Life You Can Save, The State of Africa, Siddhartha, The Idiot, The Death of Ivan Illyich, Public Philosophy, Experiments in Ethics, Beyond Good and Evil
Movies: I like drama, suspense, comedy, documentaries, horror. I usually can't remember the names of movies for lists like this.
Music: I tend to like all sorts of rock, hip-hop, electronic, and genres I have picked up from other cultures - Bhangra and Hip-life. Some bands I like are Outkast, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Oasis, Cee Lo, Lady Gaga, Akon, Nirvana, 4x4.
Food: I am a vegetarian, and I love trying all sorts of new food. I love Italian, Indian, Ethiopian, and Chinese food especially. I also like West African food.
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