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About Us

We are Katie and Jamie, recently married and in our twenties.  We’re both from the great state of California, Jamie from the North and Katie from the South.  We share a love for travel and adventure.

Jamie’s professional background is in water resource engineering.  He has worked on computer modeling research for the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, along with volunteering for Engineers Without Borders in Uganda.  Jamie likes music, the outdoors, sports and people.  He dislikes mosquitoes.

Katie’s background is in international health and development, specifically women’s health.  She has worked on youth-targeted media projects with a domestic violence organization, and has done research on gender-based violence in Sierra Leone.  Katie likes textiles, gardening, the outdoors and cats.  She dislike dirty floors.

We both knew that we wanted to live/work abroad for a while after finishing school.  We love having new experiences, eating new foods, adjusting to new cultures, meeting new people.  We find that traveling and spending time abroad helps us re-prioritize what is important to us in our lives, and to remember to not take what we have for granted.  We learn a lot from the world and really appreciate having the luxury of being able to see it.  We also feel that we are in a good position to try and make positive change in the world.

About the Blog

We blog for two main reasons:

One, as a way to document things: things we do, things we learn, things we discover, things we try, things we think.

Two, since we are pretty far away from our friends and family, we blog as a way of keeping in touch with people.

We blog because we care.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lata Sundaram permalink
    September 24, 2012 6:45 pm

    wondering where the flowers for the thai garland corsage that your mom is wearing as well as carrying for grandma and others? Specially interested in the rope like looking white blossoms.

  2. June 4, 2013 5:43 pm

    Hi there, I saw your blog on the UCSB Alum blogroll. Keep up all the good work you’re both doing in Africa.

    -Evan, UCSB ’11

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