I grew up in northeastern Wisconsin about forty minutes south of Green Bay. I developed a fondness for sports, movies, food, and traveling. From an early age I was fond of learning in and outside of school. Thus, I turned to books in search of the things I wanted to experience.
I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received a BA in German and global studies. Due to my German major I was able to study abroad in Bonn, Germany, which opened my eyes to new people, places, and things. I became more interested in books taking courses in English, German, Scandinavian, Irish, International, Comparative, and Russian Literature. Texts in these courses encouraged me not only to view the world around me from different perspectives, but I was encouraged to turn my sights inward. My life has been especially touched by the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Orhan Pamuk and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Especially the latter has led me to consider what he referred to as life’s most enigmatic questions, or”the accursed questions.” I try to keep these ideas in mind in both my day-to-day life and in my more scholarly pursuits.
I pursued and earned and English BA from Virginia Commonwealth University, because reading and analyzing literature are my true passions. I earned a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Teaching and Learning Track December of 2012.
I continue writing for experience, but this is what I love doing, and I want to make it a career soon. One day I want a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. When I make my way to the book store, I want to grab on to people and tell them what to read and why. Since that isn’t really a possibility, this blog is my way of doing it.
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