Here is a glimpse of the village I was so blessed to volunteer with in 2012. The onset of my desire to work with orphans and vulnerable children came from this experience at an on-site Orthodox orphanage.
Post graduation from UNC, I was able to conduct research and teach English in Palampur for the summer. These are a few of the cuties from my 4th grade class.
A temple I was lucky to make a few wishes at in summer 2013. After teaching in India post-graduation, I was able to make this stop in Thailand to visit other friends who were also teaching.
Constantinople, Turkey: Hagia Sophia
My chance at visiting the Hagia Sophia during Holy Week of 2013. Yes, I still refer to it as Constantinople.
Here I am channeling my inner Indiana Jones! I was able to stop here to visit a friend before continuing into Jerusalem to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas in 2012. So far I’ve managed to ride a camel and an elephant…
Sunrise in Edinburgh St. Arthur Seat Scotland
A view of the sunrise from the top of Arthur’s Seat during my semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh.