I am a product of the US hippy meditation movement of which my parents were a part, hence my vegetarianism until age 23. Born in Berkeley, California, I grew up in the lovely homogenous town of Fort Collins, CO. As much as I love it, I had to get out. In the past few years I've lived in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and in various states around the US. I'm hoping to expand this list for the next few years and am currently working on my PhD in the UK and writing about global food politics. I love to travel, meet new people, cook, grow food, walk everywhere, hike, climb trees, try beer in every country I visit and hope to one day become fluent in German. You can expect a friendly, respectful, open-minded guest from me!