Thanks to the U.S. Navy, I was born in Bermuda (U.S. citizenship) and lived in Rhode Island and Alaska's Aleutian Islands before spending most of my childhood in Washington's Puget Sound area. I grew up frequently hiking and camping in the Olympic and Cascade mountains. The summer after graduating high school, I visited Germany for the first time with a GAPP program in Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg. My college years were spent mostly in Seattle, except for a year studying abroad in Freiburg, also in Baden-Württemberg. I spent several years in Seattle after graduation, and then moved to Bloomington, Indiana for graduate school. Since then, I have spent time studying and working abroad in Reykjavik, Iceland as well as Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. I currently live in Bloomington, Indiana. For more information and my CV, please see my homepage.