On the evening of November 6, I touched down on the west coast for the first time in my life. I was there to attend the 14th International Conference of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) . . .
I arrived in Mongolia wearing sandals.
Cochabamba, Bolivia, buzzed with the colorful, mesmerizing Day of the Dead traditions.
Instead of returning home after the fall semester, I interned at Health by Motorbike, a Kenyan-run NGO started by Araceli Alonso, a professor at UW–Madison.
“YES!” It’s difficult to convey in words just how joyous and heartfelt that answer was as it reverberated off the walls of my South African classroom three summers ago.