I’m a twentysomething who’s tired of using my Anthropology degree to wait tables, and down with a serious case (curse?) of the wanderlust. Now seems as good a time as any to teach English abroad! I’ll be spending the next year in Bandar Lampung, teaching English, learning Bahasa Indonesia, eating spicy foods, playing with elephants and orangutans, diving, drinking coffee, singing karaoke, and whatever else one does as an expat in Indonesia.
I’m originally from Ohio and got my undergraduate degree from Indiana University. When I started school, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew what I was interested in: everything. Well, everything except math. Since I was interested in all things human, I majored in Anthropology and Folklore, got a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and minored in Spanish. My fascination with Latin America, colonialism, and cultural syncretism and continuity has led me to much of South America and the Spanish Caribbean.
Bits and pieces of my time in Latin America will surely make their way into this blog, but my main focus will be on Indonesia, which has been confusing me since the second my plane hit the runway.