I graduated in 2008 with a BS degree in Geology from Juniata College in PA. Currently, I am in S. Korea teaching English. In a year, I shall return to the states (Nov'09) to prep for the next step (take the GREs and study Spanish once again). I plan to apply to Michigan Tech's Master's International Program for the Mitigation of Natural Geologic Hazards. This is my dream, and thanks to my advisor, Dr. Mutti, I have now found a grad school to suit my dreams. :D
In the past, I've travelled to El Salvador and Ukraine as a short-term team missionary. Those experiences instilled in me a love of other cultures, traveling, new experiences, and people. I have a lifelong goal to travel internationally and use my education in geology and Christian love to bring better situations and safer living to impoverished people.
I AM EMPLOYED AND PACKING FOR KOREA! Just when I felt more waiting would be unbearable, I got a message yesterday from this sweet recruiter named Sun A (Son-ah) with whom I've been seeking employment for the past month. She found a job for me in Seoul and she wanted to know if I was interested. Answer: yes, so I agreed to a phone interview that night (last night). After more communication and a good night's rest, I woke to an email with a contract offering me the job. Four hours later, the contract was signed, scanned, and mailed along with my other documents to South Korea. :D I have waited so long for this.
Start date: October 20th, 2008
End date: October 19th, 2009
I leave as soon as I get my visa and Sun A arranges my flight. The visa should take 2-4 weeks, so PRAY for expedited service all around!