I'm a PhD student in English Literature and Composition, and I travel often for research and for pleasure. I teach university writing and literature, and I worked in social justice, counseling, and advocacy for almost ten years before returning to school. As a housemate, I'm quiet, easy-going, and responsible. I have one cat who sadly doesn't accompany me on trips -- she prefers to lounge as much as possible. She's a great welcoming committee for guests, though!