Hey, welcome to my personal blog. I’m currently in the second year of my Master’s degree, studying Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR). I am first generation American, the daughter of Polish migrants. My childhood was very international. I moved around every few years until I settled in Chicago, IL for the four years of my Bachelor’s degree at DePaul University. I graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Arabic language. After graduation, I spent a year traveling around Europe. During my time backpacking, I studied to become certified as an English teacher and received my TEFL certificate in December 2016. I volunteered as an English teacher with the Angloville program several times in the Czech Republic and Poland, and I privately tutored Czech students in Prague while working reception at a hostel.
In 2017, I pursued my interests in migration studies by starting my Master’s degree with an Erasmus Mundus joint-degree program with seven partner institutions in Europe and Africa. So far, I have spent my first three semesters studying in Germany, Norway, and South Africa. Soon, I will start the difficult job of writing my master’s thesis, in which I plan to research societal effects of migration in Eritrea.
My personal hobbies include reading, writing, creating art, walking around beautiful old cemeteries, and finding cool things on the internet.
After spending the last few years dipping my toes into everything and anything, following a path of journalism, then social sciences, I think I’ve finally figured out what I can do with my life… that sweet-spot between my values, my academic background, and my skills. I have the ambition to become a communications consultant in migration and human-rights related contexts. Combining my communications experiences with my social-oriented goals and principles, my aim is to help spread meaningful and impactful messages through strategic communications. I am open to opportunities which will help me reach my goals.
Thanks for checking out my personal blog! If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to email me.