Hey-o!  Welcome to my exciting new blog as an International Human Rights student in my bold pursuit of an M.A. at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  If you’re still reading at this point, I shall now briefly describe myself: I’m a returned Peace Corps volunteer that served as an English teacher in glorious Kazakhstan, and although the program there is ended, it was quite an exciting/challenging/insert-all-other-adjectives-that-you-can-imagine-here experience, and perhaps on another post, I shall indulge you, my dear reader, of stories of digesting horse meat and bathing in the banya with babushkas.  But I digress.  Before that, I received my degree in English Literature at UCLA, and lived in southern CA.  And now here I am in Denver, currently in week 5 of the quarter, so things are getting ridiculously busy.  In fact, I should be reading right now for a class I have in an hour, but that is besides the point.  I’m currently taking Human Rights & Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, and Gender, Environment, and Development (or is it Gender, Development, and Environment?  Not sure right now).  They’re all rather interesting in their own respects, and I must admit that I am a bit excited to research for and write my term papers for each of the classes….a bit.  On that note, I’m off to read for class, so I shall bid you all adieu until my next glorious/enticing post.  Desvedanya!



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