As an ardent lover of all things literary, my perception of the world is grounded in the characters I meet and the stories I create. Currently, my story has taken me to Dublin, Ireland, where I am developing a new plot line. I was born and raised in Billings, Montana, and typically go to school at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington studying history and english. I hope put to use my budding knowledge in history and english in the context of public history, or some field involving interpreting and presenting history to the public. Museums, coffee shops, concerts, and cultural events are where you will find me. Although, I’m always amenable to another adventure.
Being a reasonably healthy 20-year-old woman, I have recently come to realize that I take my health for granted. During my time abroad I have been able to move through countries effortlessly, lift my awkwardly weighty luggage, and run to Trinity's library… More
With the holiday season upon us, I reflect on how interesting it is to spend holidays that are so culturally conditioned in us in America, abroad in Dublin. While Christmas is very much in high season abroad in Dublin, Thanksgiving is irrelevant. When… More
Before going abroad and while being abroad I often hear the phrase, "Make the most of your experience." While the sentiment certainly rings true, and should for any student abroad, it also puts a lot of pressure on your experience. Most of this past… More
For many who go abroad, they carry with them in their mental luggage extensive plans for their dream destination. This destination may be a long harbored dream since childhood, or it may be a new development marking your developing agenda for life. For… More
One of the most relevant and exciting literary pilgrimages I have made this far is my visit to the Elephant house in Edinburgh. This coffee shop is the site where J.K. Rowling began writing her first installment of the Harry Potter series, arguably a… More