Separation By Selfie Stick

Alright, everyone wants pictures of themselves doing cool things- I get it. Who doesn’t want to document their travels, and pictures are great proof you were actually there, right? I love a good picture of myself in front of the Taj Mahal or Machu Pichhu, however, I am not a fan of the selfie stick- I don’t own one, and never will. Here’s why. Continue reading “Separation By Selfie Stick”

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Many of us, myself included, often avoid being uncomfortable. It just doesn’t feel good. Why would we want to go out of our way to feel out of place, awkward, or not at ease? While we can try to avoid feeling uncomfortable, it’s completely unrealistic to feel comfortable all the time. Change and growth is part of life. Change is much more enjoyable when I embrace it, rather than fight or avoid it. In my personal experience, embracing the feeling of being uncomfortable has totally transformed my journey. Continue reading “The Art of Being Uncomfortable”

The Truth About Education in Tanzania

“Mwana unleavyo ndivyo akuavo”

As you Bring A Child Up, So He Will Be


Imagine you are in grade school. You are about 12-13 years old, have just completed your primary education, and are about to transition into a new and exciting period of your life as you enter secondary school or high school if you are a student from the United States. You will be going to a new school and do not know what to expect, you are feeling nervous excitement. It is your first day of school and to your surprise, your classes are taught in a completely different language! You’ve had some lessons in this foreign language, but you certainly do not speak it, nor can you read it. What would you do in this situation and who could you turn to for help? Imagine how limited your opportunities would be if your education ended abruptly at the high school level because of a language barrier. This is your reality if you are a student in the Tanzanian education system. A system set up only for wealthy children to succeed and less than 30% of average students to achieve secondary education. Continue reading “The Truth About Education in Tanzania”

Americanah- An Uncomfortable But Necessary Look At Black and White In America

I absolutely love this book. I love it because it’s raw, it’s real, and it made me uncomfortable to read it. The author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tells the story of a Nigerian woman who moved to America for university. She discusses her experience acclimating to American culture as an African, and America’s issues with race … Continue reading Americanah- An Uncomfortable But Necessary Look At Black and White In America

Why I Volunteer Abroad

I’d like to talk about one of the loves of my life, international volunteering and travel. Yes, before you ask, I do volunteer locally as well (New York Cares). The last 5ish years of my life have been shaped around international volunteering. Travel has become one of my greatest passions, and I think it’s important … Continue reading Why I Volunteer Abroad

My Bio

Former investigator, now non profit professional. I’m a world traveler, advocate for human rights, health, and education. I grew up in the Midwest and currently living in NYC. My background is in criminal justice, and since leaving the corporate world 3 years ago, I’ve gone back to school at NYU in a International Relations program. … Continue reading My Bio