I'm short. I bartend, therefore I drink. I laugh all day long. I never have any money but somehow I get by. I try to read at least one book a week. I don't like cats and I'm allergic to them. I'm allergic to dogs too, but I still want one. I don't want you to buy me a drink unless I know you or we have some serious eye catching going on. Istanbul is my favorite city in the world. Chiang Mai is a close second. But Cincinnati is home. I've worked for an NGO in Romania and taught English in South Korea, but I need to backpack Europe and get to the Galapagos before I'm 30. My best friend works in Guatemala so I hope to spend some time there in the near future. I'm a licensed social worker in Ohio so we'll see where that takes me.
I am a grad student at the University of Cincinnati in public health management and policy. I would love to affect legislation on human trafficking and child labor, and hope to someday work for the UN under UNICEF or the WHO. I love intellectual conversations - make me laugh, make me think.
I'm anti-religion for many reasons, but people have their own journeys. If faith makes you a better and wiser person, then keep it. If it brings you down or creates division, then lose it. I'm also anti-war and anti-ignorance. Unfortunately this means a lot of people don't understand the way I see things. I don't have a smart phone, so I can't look anything up for you! I also don't have a car - trying to see if I can spend a year in the states without one. It's been difficult at times, and it forces you to be more responsible and network more, but if I stay in the U.S. longer than a year I will give up the ghost. I'm pretty liberal and my favorite bars are in OTR and northside.
It's hard to say why I'm here. I never have any trouble meeting people because I think that connection is the most important thing. However, the scene does get old, and Cincinnati is a small town - maybe there is something to knowing how you align before you meet. I'm down for dinner or coffee. If there are sparks, then I'd be down for some spontaneous adventure.