I grew up in Missouri and returned to the area in 2004. I run a university study abroad program and work with schools and students worldwide. I am also involved with our company's newest program, Culture in the Community, which seeks to connect our area youth with international visitors for the purposes of building cultural understanding and sensitivity at a young age.
In summer 2012, I finished a doctoral program in business/marketing through an Australian university. Afterward, I lived in Aachen, Germany, for 4 months while I was teaching at a university (and telecommute for my US-based job). I now live in St. Louis.
I am a responsible and somewhat quiet person (until I get to know you and then I am definitely a talker), as well as an easy-going and low maintenance traveler. Speaking of travel, it is truly my passion!! I also enjoy visiting area wineries, couch surfing, trying ethnic restaurants, and reading in my spare time (when I have it...).