Hi, I’m Rod, nice to meetcha. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2015, I was able to get out of America and explore the larger world via the Fulbright US Student Program. The fellowship brought me to Swaziland, the last absolute monarchy in Africa, where I researched the Baylor Teen Club, a fascinating support organization for youth with HIV/AIDS. You can learn more here.

As of August 2016, I am continuing my travels while pursuing a Master’s degree at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. The degree is in European Studies of Science and Technology. A mouthful, but a really cool program. Afterwards, I aim to work with Science policy advocacy at a research institute.

As an aspiring Social Scientist, there are no dull moments when I travel. Every clumsy interaction with locals, every blurry night out, and every day on the job is rife with opportunities to learn more about humanity. This blog is a way to process these moments for myself. I hope you’ll learn something new as well.



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