I’m Erica, a 25-year-old writer and graduate student living in northern California. I’m currently attending Humboldt State University, working to earn my master’s in research psychology (with a focus on biology). I hope to attend medical school afterwards to pursue psychiatry or neurology.
I am originally from Central Pennsylvania, and I originally studied journalism for my bachelor’s degree. I am professionally concerned mostly with neuroscience, art, scientific research, issues of economic inequality, general philosophy, and other cultures. I love people, and enjoy connecting with others through good conversation and shared interests.
I fell in love with Spain while studying abroad in the city of Ronda in Fall 2012, and decided to return for a longer stay after university. So, from September 2013 until June 2014, I lived in El Ejido, Almería, Spain, where I participated in the North American Language and Culture Assistants program. I helped out in a secondary school there, teaching English classes and helping teachers plan bilingual lessons.
I take great pleasure in traveling to new places, learning new languages, experiencing new cultures, and meeting new people, so I plan to visit many more places–writing about and photographing my adventures along the way!
Apart from that, I’m also generally drawn to a wide range of arts and crafts. I like learning new skills, and always need to be in the middle of some sort of project.
This blog is my place to share my thoughts, experiences, projects and interests, which include (but are not limited to):
Film photography, drawing, painting, films, books, interior design, embroidery, cooking, aviation, and fashion.