I am a proud mixed race writer, traveler and tripper overer from Buffalo, New York. In the spring of 2008, I graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor's degree in creative writing. I am interested in extensive travel with the express intention of cultural immersion. I have lived in Scotland and Thailand to my great benefit. In August 2008, I joined the Peace Corps in the Philippines with the 267th batch of volunteers sent since 1961. I taught English language fluency in Hilongos, Leyte until May 2009, when I returned to the States for health reasons. I can't eat gluten and yes, a little bit will hurt me.