Below this post is the blog I created and maintained during my 27 months of service in the Peace Corps. I was a Coastal Resource Management volunteer in Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines from 2007 to 2009.
After leaving the Peace Corps, some volunteer buddies and I backpacked around Southeast Asia for a couple months, and I returned home to Seattle. Back home I snowboarded a lot, spent time with family and friends, helped out my parents with their used book business, worked for the Census, volunteered for a political campaign, and finally settled in for a year working at my alma mater, the University of Washington. Now I'm at UC Berkeley studying for a master's degree in public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy.
The posts below are presented in reverse chronological order as originally written and posted. Enjoy!