I'm a Sociology graduate student studying at the Ohio State University. I grew up in Pennsylvania, went to Penn State University and love to travel. Research and service trips have taken me to sub-Saharan Africa, mainly, although I spent a gap year in southern Russia. I like being outdoors, sampling a city's great food, and cooking (when my schedule allows for it). My mom always told me, "you leave a place in the same (or better) condition as you found it", and I hope I can say that motto has traveled with me.