In June 2016 I began my service with the Peace Corps as an English teacher in China. After 10 intense weeks of training in Chengdu, I was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer and moved to Mianyang, a city of about 5 million, in the Sichuan province of southwestern China. I am at Mianyang Teachers College teaching English speaking to Freshmen and Sophomore English major students.
Prior to entering the Peace Corps, I worked as a Housing Specialist for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, connecting people experiencing homelessness in King County to housing resources.
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From April 2012 to July 2014 I lived and worked in a region of North Sumatra, Indonesia through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the companion church, the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP, meaning Batak Protestant Church, a denomination with more than 4 million members). I taught English and English Theology at the Deaconess Theological School of the HKBP, as well as various subjects in English for the Faculty of English Teacher Training at HKBP Nommensen University.
Before Indonesia, I studied about spirituality and theology and earned my Master’s degree from Seattle University in Seattle, WA. This blog space was originated to share about my work in Indonesia, but now I include stories from all of my travels.