I'm a life-long DC area resident (though I was born in the Big Apple!) who will be permanently relocating to Oakland, California in September. In my professional life, I am an educator and policy researcher. In addition, I am an avid traveler with a special affection for meeting new people and experiencing entirely new worlds. So, before getting resettled in the fall, I'll be adventuring around the Northeast US and Europe. Favorite past travel spots include Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, Wellington (New Zealand), Manaus (Brazil), Paris and Barcelona. Airbnb has been a terrific way to share interests and experiences with like-minded spirits. When I can't travel, love hosting fellow Airbnb travelers at home.