Hey y’all!

 I am an English teacher in Rwanda through the United States Peace Corps. Besides that, I am a young twenty-something woman from Colorado (even though sometimes I like to think I’m from the American South) that graduated from Hendrix College in 2011. I greatly enjoy spending time with people that I love, journaling, eating burritos (or really, just eating), volunteering, traveling, laughing, hiking, going on long walks, and playing field hockey. I think it’s important to find what you are passionate about in life and find a way to make that a part of who you are.  My guilty pleasures include watching the Bachelorette, watching choregraphed dances from So You Think You Can Dance, making music videos, and dancing (trust me, I’m not very good). I LOVE reading (currently, my favorite book is The Help) and I tend to read inspirational quotes (especially from Dr. Martin Luther King and Oprah) for fun. Mostly, I try to thank God everyday for both the good and the bad, because ultimately, I am doing what I love, and I feel so blessed for it.

“What we would like to do is change the world- to make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do. And we can change the world: we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world. “
–Dorothy Day


7 responses »

  1. This is an accurate self- biography from my daughter Heather. Heather will do incredible things in Rwanda. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

    Ted Newell

  2. Thank you for confirming all of the things Mr, Newell tells us in class. What you are doing really inspires me and i hope i get an opportunity to do something similar to what you are doing in Africa. Malik McCullough

  3. You are inspiring to me!! We are very glad to have you involved in such a small country! -Raeann Glaspy

  4. After reading this, I’ve learned a lot about you. Your dad is my world geography teacher and he preaches to us all the time about you, sometimes it’s a bit much, but I respect it and he only speaks nothing but good of you. But, he’s never told us fully why you left Colorado? Did you want something new? or was it something you had to/ be forced to do???

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