Hello, my name is Sarah. I am originally from southern Maine, but in 2006, I began jaunting between the known and lesser-known patches of civilization scattered around the world.
I like to write and make art. In 2010, I graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Art Education and a minor in painting and art history. I was an exchange student in Seoul, South Korea during my third year of university, and upon graduating from Pratt, I returned to teach English for two years. From Monday through Friday, I would teach from a textbook splattered with grammatical errors while I sang, danced and recited awkward dialogues.
In Korea, I re-discovered my passion for travel writing, blogging and photography. I’ve published travel-related articles and stories in a few online magazines, and I was a Fall 2012 Glimpse Correspondent. I’ve also published some of my artwork in publications such as Elle, and Het Parool. Currently, I’m working on the coast of Colombia as an English for Livelihoods teacher/trainer in the US Peace Corps.
I studied Korean at a Buddhist university in the mountains of Chungnam and now, seven years later, I’m diving back into Spanish, but my skills leave much to be desired in both languages. I try to practice regularly with language partners, co-workers, taxi drivers and anyone who is not intimidated by my 5’2″ of foreignness.
One day, I hope to write a novel and live in a big, beautiful, messy art studio with a Japanese garden and hot springs in the backyard. I’m restless. I love maps.
Thanks for reading!