About Me

Britta ne Kosove i vogelI was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Kosovo from 2015-2016. I lived in the western part of the country in the city of Gjakova, where I taught English at a secondary school. I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota and went to college in Chicago, where I pursued a Bachelors in Linguistics and Biblical Languages.

While in Chicago I tutored at the Pui Tak Center in Chinatown for adults seeking to learn English. I also had the opportunity to travel through the Middle East for one month in 2011, researching an unwritten language spoken by 2 million people. This trip fueled my passion for traveling and for learning languages and experiencing other cultures.

During the summers I worked with teens at a camp in Minnesota, directing the high school division and teaching activities such as archery and fishing. I loved working with high school students, so after graduating from college I applied for a job at an Alaskan high school.

In August of 2013 I moved to the village of Galena, Alaska, where I worked at a boarding school for two years. In June of 2015 I began my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Kosovo. I completed 12 weeks of Pre-Service Training in the town of Kamenicë, in the eastern corner of the country. In August I moved to my permanent site, where I taught English to 10th-12th graders in addition to some secondary projects such as Model United Nations.

You can see pictures of my Peace Corps experience on Instagram.
For some Peace Corps humor in the form of GIFs, check out my Tumblr page.

You can also see what I’m reading and watching by looking at my reading list and documentary recommendations.

I’m currently back in the United States preparing for a new adventure: Hiking 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. You can follow that endeavor on my hiking blog.


3 thoughts on “About Me

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