Originally from California, I went to Madrid, Spain to travel, enjoy the food, and improve my Spanish after graduating from The University of California , Berkeley, where I’d studied political and social theory (preparing me perfectly for a job in….reading?). One year of adventure in Madrid turned into 6! I tended bar, taught English, wrote and presented a daily technology vlog (MobuzzTV.com), interned with CNN, maintained a blog loosely focused on migration issues called The Guiri Dispatches, and many other things. After unsuccessful attempts to get legal residency, I came back to the States, to Washington D.C. where I’ve just finished a master’s in Journalism and Public Affairs at American University. I can be a bit of a politics junky, depending on the subject and my main interest (obviously influenced by six years as an undocumented resident in Spain) is immigration policy, expat issues and anything relating to being a stranger in a strange land.