Day 1: Arrival, jetlag trivia and thanks

I'd like to start by saying THANK YOU to every single person who donated to my fundraiser. You made this throbbing head and achy body possible! I kid. Seriously, thank you for believing in my goals for this trip and for supporting me in this way. You are what literally got me here. I know … Continue reading Day 1: Arrival, jetlag trivia and thanks

Bags, packed. Questions, unanswered.

  In less than 24 hours, I'll be boarding a 15-hour flight to Johannesburg, South Africa with 14 fellow travelers on a 10-day trip through Emory University's Journeys of Reconciliation program. I am wide awake with nerves and excitement. A series of major events have rocked the so-called "rainbow nation" of South Africa since I … Continue reading Bags, packed. Questions, unanswered.

MLK, Jr. Day 2018: With your help, I’m going to South Africa

Dear friends and family: For the past two years, I’ve worked as a journalist covering politics for The Conversation. I love the work I do, and I believe it is essential to our democracy. But I’ve also felt worn down by the news and frustrated by how divided we’ve become in the U.S. I’ve had … Continue reading MLK, Jr. Day 2018: With your help, I’m going to South Africa

Video: La crisis económica en la Union Europea

Check out this video I produced for my European Union class! We had the option to write a paper or do something more creative. So this is what happened. My friend and I walked around the plaza asking people about the economic crisis in Europe and how it has affected their lives in Spain. It's not … Continue reading Video: La crisis económica en la Union Europea

The American slinky and Spanish Pesetas

I’ve always had a knack for absorbing useless information. What I find fascinating very often does not, to my dismay, draw large audiences.  When I share, a common reaction is the bitingly sarcastic expression, complete with eye rolls, “cool story, bro!” I’m that person at the checkout line of your local bookstore purchasing the book literally … Continue reading The American slinky and Spanish Pesetas