My Parent’s Fears…Confirmed
After my first taste of living abroad and partially satisfying decades of unfulfilled wanderlust, I have decided to relocate to Kampala, Uganda. I will be leaving October 1st, 2017 without a job or a real plan and restart my post-graduate life in Uganda.
This was all sparked by two life-changing experiences in East Africa. I had the opportunity to travel abroad thanks to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Master in Development Practice field experience, and the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Program. I was in Kenya from May 29th-August 24th, 2016 researching revenue streams in Kenya’s devolved government system with a team of four other students from Humphrey in conjunction with the International Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC). I even went back for a week in January of 2017 to work in Nakuru, Kenya with the Center for the Enhancement of Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) to find ways for civil society organizations, county governments, and individual citizens to improve access to political processes for women in Nakuru county.
With the love and support of friends and family and an openness to whatever happens I’m off on the next chapter of my life.
Please let me know if you have any questions about my journey or Uganda or life in general. I’m still in the process of mastering life but I’m happy to share my perspective.