I have been living in various places throughout Asia for the past five years. Travel, writing and NGO work are my passions. I am the executive director for a non-profit called Realize Lives and writer for Vietnam's DanTri/DTiNews which averages 80 million readers per week. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Colorado State University and a TEFL Certificate from Baylor University. I have lectured and taught in the U.S., Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore. I have a true appreciation for cultural awareness and understanding.