My name’s Maggie – known by her friends as Max. I’m a 23-year-old native of Colorado, though I was born and spent much of my live in Connecticut.
When I was 16, I went on a trip that changed my
life. Thanks to my high school’s partnership with Round Square International, I was fortunate enough to spend a summer on exchange with a school just outside of Melbourne, Australia. It was my first extended experience abroad, and it changed my perspective on the world completely. I suddenly discovered a new passion for interacting with new people and engaging in an exchange of ideas, as well as experiencing and seeing the world for myself.
All through college, I retained a passion for travel and discovering ways to increase international cooperation. Somewhere along the way during trips to Africa and Asia, I also discovered a particular love for international development. It was during these trips that I first considered the idea of joining the Peace Corps, though I abandoned the idea for other pursuits.
I graduated from The College of William & Mary in 2014 with a degree in Finance, and immediately went to work in consulting in Washington D.C. Though I enjoyed my work and my time there, I could not manage to shake the idea that I was meant to pursue opportunities elsewhere, which eventually brought me back around to my earlier desire to join the Peace Corps. So, after two years of corporate work, I left my job to pursue my dreams!
This blog will primarily follow my journey and perspective as a secondary school English teacher in the land of a thousand hills – Rwanda. You will also find snippets of my life and wanderings both before and as a result of service, as well as some photography to document my life. Follow along with my adventures! 🙂
Current Location: Boulder, CO