I'm a senior at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, with a major in English and minors in Creative Writing, Psychology, and Spanish. I started training psychiatric service dogs as a junior in high school and continue to do so on school breaks when I return home to Connecticut. Much of my time is spent reading, writing, practicing yoga, and playing with my dog, and I'm a big fan of peanut butter, early 2000s television, and the Oxford comma.
For this study abroad experience, I am most excited to uproot myself from the stable and comfortable world I have created. I've worked hard to create this safe space for myself and I've dwelled and excelled in it quite happily for some time, but I'm ready to step outside of it, to find a place for myself in someone else's home and family in a country whose language is not my native one.