I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where I complained whenever the temperature went below 60 degrees. Unsurprisingly, moving to New York City to attend college was a rude awakening. It was no coincidence that I escaped from New York my junior year to college study abroad in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Málaga, Spain, and sticky summertime Buenos Aires. After graduating from Columbia in 2009, I decided I needed another change of climate, so I enrolled in a Master’s program in Cultural Studies at the Universidad ARCIS in Santiago, Chile where I spent most of 2009 and 2010, when I came to Princeton to study art, anarchy and activism in the Spanish-speaking world (particularly their transit between Spain and the Southern Cone of Latin America). In my free time, I enjoy hiking, political participation and the good old-fashioned art of conversation, which I really hope to practice with fellow Wilsonians!