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School
Culver Military Academy, William Fremd High School, Wm Fremd High School, University of Iowa
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ICCSD (teacher), White HOuse /Federal Environmental Executive, Peace Corps, US Conference of Mayors, Booz Allen Hamilton
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English, Español, Français
Hey, I'm Alisa!
Iowa City, Iowa, United States · Member since November 2012

I love people and travel, and am excited to escape the dark, cold and grey mid-west in the winter. I teach 7th grade Global Studies and love it. Served in Peace Corps in West Africa, and lived in Washington, DC for 10 years before becoming a teacher.

I have an amazing husband Josh who lives to run and doesn't enjoy travel as much as me. (He's also a self proclaimed pathological introvert and would NOT enjoy Air B&B, or ANY B&B for that matter) I'm on the other edge of the spectrum and really enjoy connection and meeting new friends...especially locals when I travel. We have a 7 year old (James) who seems to be an ambivert at this point...we'll see how he shakes out! Josh's Uncle has been living with us for 10+ years. He has Autism and is a delightful addition to our family.

I enjoy visiting others and hosting many friends here in Iowa City---Home of the Hawkeyes. Our friends call us the F&B (Floor and No Breakfast). :-)

For fun I love going on adventures with James (and Josh when he's not running), skiing, boating (canoeing, speed boating, paddle boarding and rowing), exploring the great outdoors, and volunteering. I love laughing, all that is funny, and really enjoy practical jokes.

For growth Ive been practicing NonViolent Communication (also referred to as Compassionate Communication or Empathetic Communication). I also value peace and justice, human rights, diversity and sustainability very deeply, and try to live intentionally. I work tirelessly to save Farmland in Iowa, as we have 10% of the worlds' richest farmland.

If you're into the fourth dimension..I'm a Libra and a Vata (from AyurVeda), basically everything AIR ....so tracking a conversation with me may require a GPS, as I get excited and digress a lot.

I hate exercise, but if I didn't my favorites would be Yoga, swimming & biking. Ethnic food is my favorite (next to chocolate, of course.) I don't watch any TV and if I had my druthers, we'd be a TV Free house. That being said, I have NO clue about popular culture (and am OK with it). I don't follow any sports either.

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