Thanks for your interest!
I am currently living in Monterey to complete my master's degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and International Education Management (MAIEM) with a concentration in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from the newly rebranded Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Prior to that, I earned my bachelor's degree from The New School in Global Studies (BA) with a concentration in Human Rights Social Justice and Governance. New York City was great but it took me a while to graduate because I took a couple of years off to join AmeriCorps (City Year) and backpack through México and Guatemala for another year.
It was while traveling on these adventures that I wished something like AirBnB existed. It would have made my dependency on Lonely Planet guides so much easier to kick. I'm excited to save up enough to take my first vacation with AirBnB. In the meantime, as part of my studies, I'll be working on international development projects in various developing countries. So, while away, I'm hoping to host other travelers in an effort to keep my head above water financially given that, like most grad students, I'm living on borrowed money.
So, until we meet...
* Sólo hablo inglés y español, e eu estou apenas começando a aprender português - but if you speak a different language message me anyway! I'll learn!