I moved to Arizona five years ago to participate in a program called Teach for America. I love to serve, that's how I best get to know people as well, and participating in this program was no exception.
Traveling is a huge part of my life. I've gotten to visit/and or live in Europe, New Zealand, Asia, and Australia. Immersing myself in a culture and learning from the people around me helps me to appreciate what a wonderful place the world really is if we look at it from the right perspective.
If my friends were to describe me it would be something along the lines of funny, sincere, thoughtful, and driven. I love to laugh, and make people laugh as well. Meaningful friendships are important to me, definitely quality over quantity. I try to be in tune with the needs of others and am a very service oriented person; it makes me happy when I can make others have a little joy in their lives. Achieving goals is important to me, I have one semester left in my master’s program and I believe that setting goals and then doing everything in your power to reach them is important.
In terms of what I like to do for fun, I'll try anything just about anything once--flying upside down in an airplane, whitewater rafting, zorbing (look it up if you don't know what it is, so fun!). I love doing all of those kinds of things. I have a great group of friends that I love spending time with and my family of course as well. Cooking is another thing I love to do for family and friends. Growing up in the south I loved going horseback riding, and still love to do that when I get the chance. I love music and the positivity it can have on people, hiking—I did Havasupai last summer and loved it!—concerts, trying new restaurants, swimming, etc. At the end of the day it’s about having fun, and being with the people that bring out the best in you, so as long as that’s happening, I don’t think it really matters what the activity is.