I was born and raised in California. My interest in different cultures, perspectives, and worldviews led me to pursue a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating, I joined the Americorps and dedicated a year of service to working as a literacy tutor. In 2012 I followed my heart to Germany and haven’t looked back since. My first three years were spent in Ulm (southern Germany), learning German, exploring the beautiful landscapes along the Danube by bicycle, and substitute teaching at an international school. As a lifelong learner, I am committed to helping others fulfill their educational goals. I am presently enrolled at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where I am pursuing a Masters in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. As an intern at FU-BEST, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with international students – supporting them in their academic development and exploration of Berlin.