I am jealous of Emily. There I said it but it doesn’t make me feel any better. Emily recently travelled to the land of my ancestors. No, not planet Melmac. She went to Cuba with a group from UMaine. I never really had much interest in the country when I was growing up but I’ve had a growing appreciation over the last couple of years in the land of my forefathers. I’ve been told by many that it has one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the world. Cuba may have to move near the top of my bucket list of places to visit before I die.
I grew up in Columbia, Maryland and moved to Maine 10 years ago to attend UMaine. I thoroughly enjoyed studying education, history, and Innovation Engineering. I teach history and love working with young people. I am passionate about social justice activism, music, and traveling. I recently combined these passions traveling to China, Cuba, and New Orleans.