In June of 2011, I will begin my 27 month long journey in the Peace Corps. I will be serving in Swaziland as an HIV and Health Educator. Swaziland is a small country in southern Africa, completely landlocked by South Africa on the north, west,and south; and Mozambique on the east. Swaziland has been severely affected by HIV/AIDS, as it has the highest HIV rate and the lowest life expectancy in the world.
I grew up in Syracuse, NY with my twin sister and older brother. I was very active in sports as a kid, playing soccer and competing in track and field through high school. I continued to compete in track and field in college where I hold two school records, in the discus and hammer throws. I attended Buffalo State College and graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and minors in Business Economics and Coaching.
In my free time, I love to watch tv and being a couch potato, but who doesn't? I am addicted to facebook and google. I like to watch movies, but I can never remember the name of the movie, characters, or actors. And remembering movie quotes is out of the question. I am more of a conceptual person.
I can solve Rubik's cubes. I like to knit. My favorite food is peanut butter (JIF). I love homemade chocolate chip cookies and Dove chocolate. My favorite color is purple. My favorite game is solitaire. And my favorite holiday is my birthday, December 10!