NorCal born and bred, I graduated from UC Berkeley, where I’d studied political and social theory (preparing me perfectly for a job in….reading?). Armed with those powerful skills, I then went to Madrid, Spain to travel, enjoy the food, and improve my Spanish. 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 convince Europe to take me in for keeps, I came back to the States, to Washington D.C., where I got my master’s in Journalism and Public Affairs at American University. I’m currently working in the newsroom at RT America, but views here, especially the views on cute animals and social revolution, are my own.