Featured Interview: The Transition Period

The following is a repost of an interview that I did for the Social Enterprise Institute of my alma mater, Northeastern University, in which I talk about post-college life, goal-setting, and finding a healthy work-life balance for recent grads in a new setting.

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Next upcoming adventure: Colombia!

The last few years have been dotted with various short-term trips, ranging from one week to one month (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico), but nothing long-term since 2011. Thus…I’m overdue to get the heck outta here! For just over a year, I have been working as a counselor for university students doing internships abroad,…

How Alicia Keys Convinced Me to Quit Grad School

My accounting textbook laid splayed open in front of me. I spread my hands across its pages, feeling the glossiness of their surface, and how thick the hundreds of pages I had left felt. Why wasn’t learning by osmosis a thing yet? I imagined the knowledge rising in millions of tiny particles from the pages, osmosing…

7 Types of Backpackers You’ll Encounter in Central America

Central America is a popular route for foreign backpackers because it is beautiful, cheap, and, since it is about 34 times smaller than South America (I did math!!!!), you can cover way more countries in a short period of time. Why do you think I’ve spent so much time there myself? It allows me to…

How to Experience Carnaval in Las Tablas, Panamá

This post is about a recent travel adventure of mine, in Panama in early March 2014. I was going there to visit a friend, and my trip serendipitously happened to coincide with Carnaval. Our initial research quickly turned up a small town called Las Tablas, which we quickly learned is known by all Panamanians as being the…