My mother always calls me a “free spirit”, which I think means that I do things my way.
After college I joined the Peace Corps, which sent me to Panama as an Environmental Education volunteer. My home was an hour and a half walk up the mountain from where the bus dropped me off, facing only rainforest in front of my porch, with no visible neighbors. Deep in the rainforest, I turned into a very different person than I had been.
Although I’ve lived a somewhat unconventional life, I live from determination, heart, and passion — and I’ve managed to gather a few credentials along the way.